Goat Agri-Business Conference At Durban Botanic Gardens
 
EThekwini Municipality in partnership with Goats Unlimited invite members of the public to participate in the Goat Agri-Business Conference scheduled to take place on, 02 November 2016 at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
 
The purpose of the conference is to highlight the importance of the goat industry in KwaZulu-Natal. The Province is by far the largest market for goats in South Africa. Statistics show that around 430 000 families in South Africa own goats. However, not all the families are generating a sustainable income from goats. The goat industry can make a meaningful contribution to the development of emerging farmers and thus alleviate poverty by creating jobs.
 
The theme of this conference is "Goats are Wealth". Prominent speakers from the goat farming industry will share their expert knowledge with prospective and current goat farmers and agribusiness practitioners.
 
Speakers will include Dr. Siphiwe Mkhize, Head of Department at the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Francois du Toit, CEO of the African Conservation Trust, Sazi Mhlongo from the Traditional Health Practitioners Council of South Africa and many more experts.
 
Topics to be discussed include types of goats, how to breed them, business opportunities and job creation in the goat industry, cultural use of goats and goat products; health issues in goat breeding and marketing and selling of goats and their products.
 
Admission fee to the conference is R750 per person (if booked before 26 October) and R1 500 thereafter. Registration closes on, 28 October.
 
For more information please contact Dr Bandile Mkhize, email: bandile@goatsunlimited.co.za / 079 522 3789.
 
If you interested in attending the GOAT AGRI-BUSINESS CONFERENCE, please contact Nokwanda Mavundla on 082 562 9014, info@goatsunlimited.co.za.
 
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