July 5, 2024

World Congress on Conservation Agriculture Set for Cape Town 2024

The 9th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 22 – 25 July 2024, highlighting Cape Town’s role as a hub for agricultural innovation. This global event, co-hosted by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture alongside leading agricultural organizations, aims to promote the adoption and scalability of conservation agriculture, a pivotal strategy in combatting climate change and enhancing soil carbon sequestration.

Featuring an illustrious lineup of speakers from around the world, including Rick Clark, Prof. Ken Flower, and Dr. Theodor Friedrich, the congress will delve into key issues such as soil health, nutrient management, and livestock integration. Additionally, the event will offer insights into effective scaling strategies that are critical for the wider implementation of conservation agriculture practices.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to engage with both international experts and local South African farmers, sharing best practices and exploring the latest advancements in conservation techniques. The congress schedule includes lecture days, a gala event, and a practical day at the Langgewens Research Farm, situated between Malmesbury and Moorreesburg in the Swartland. This location provides a comprehensive platform for learning and networking, allowing attendees to experience conservation agriculture in action within a real-world setting.

This gathering is not just an academic conference, but a community-of-practice event, ideal for farmers, researchers, and academics committed to fostering a resilient and sustainable agricultural future.

For more information visit www.wcca9.org