Themed “Putting young agripreneurs, technological innovations and policy at the centre of climate solutions”, the southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) annual conference takes place in Polokwane today and tomorrow.
The conference has a specific focus on entrepreneurship as a path for young people into agriculture and the solving of climate-related problems as a space for innovation for such young agripreneurs.
One of the highlights of the programme is an overview of entrepreneurial opportunities for young agripreneurs in climate action by Dr. Antony Chapoto, research and innovation director of the Indaba Agricultural Research Policy Institute (IAPRI).
SACAU is a regional farmers’ organisation with its permanent secretariat established in 2004.
Since its establishment, SACAU has recorded substantial growth and currently has 19 member organisations from 12 countries, namely Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, representing a total of more than 5 million farmers.