The NAMPO Harvest Day is back - Experience it!

 After a two-year hiatus, NAMPO Harvest Day, the biggest agricultural show in the Southern hemisphere, returns to present a showstopper outside Bothaville from 16-20 May 2022. NAMPO will now be presented over five days for the first time in history!

As a result of the ongoing national state of disaster, Grain SA voted yesterday at its annual congress to present NAMPO Harvest Day at its original May time slot with adherence to any national regulations which are in effect at the time.

Once again, agricultural producers and the public can see first-hand what modern agriculture looks like. Known as the heartbeat of agriculture in South Africa, the 54th NAMPO Harvest Day provides an excellent opportunity for producers to explore new technology and productivity solutions. Moreover, NAMPO not only provides a platform for conversation and dialogue, but also allows the public and other stakeholders to get a glimpse of agricultural and food safety and security in action.

“The effects of not hosting a Harvest Day at NAMPO Park since 2019 had far reaching consequences not only for the organisation, but also for the surrounding towns. The local district, not yet recovered from excessive water damage in January, relies heavily on the economic and financial injection brought about by the Harvest Day” Grain SA Marketing, NAMPO & Research Lead, Dr Dirk Strydom said.

NAMPO exhibitors are eager to showcase their products again and meet with producers. Nearly 80% of exhibitors said that NAMPO should hold the Harvest Day in May 2022 and concurred an extra day in the schedule would add much needed business opportunity. With nearly 800 exhibitors, NAMPO is the forum for networking with the agricultural industry's key players, strengthening friendships and relationships and enjoying what this unique show has to offer in a peaceful farming environment. Managing director of NAMPO Danie Minnaar says producers can find the best technology and knowledge for farming sustainably at NAMPO. “Even though agriculture remain under immense pressure, agriculturalists still have enough passion for farming to explore every aspect of agriculture that the Harvest Day has to offer in order to remain competitive and relevant,” he said.

The absence of NAMPO Harvest Day highlighted the critical role this platform plays to facilitate networking in the agricultural sector. “To host government representatives and stakeholders from the agricultural value chain provide opportunity for important and sometimes challenging conversations to take place, in an environment conducive to and aimed at promoting the sector locally and throughout the Sub-Saharan region”, Dr Pieter Taljaard, Grain SA CEO concluded.

Grain SA is excited and geared up to welcome back farmers, Ag stakeholders, suppliers, other value chain players, and the general public to this agricultural showcase, which offers a diversified exhibition with a variety of new technologies, products, and services under one roof. Tickets and show times will be announced in due course.