Grain SA announced the postponement of the 2021 NAMPO Harvest Day to 17 to 20 August 2021 in the hope that government policies and guidelines will permit the postponed date. Grain SA will evaluate and review the date on 1 June 2021 if necessitated by the national state of disaster.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage unabated across South Africa, Grain SA consults extensively with all stakeholders on the best way forward.
The potential risk of further waves of infection in the coming months cannot be discounted and Grain SA had to once again make the difficult but responsible decision to postpone the 2021 NAMPO Harvest Day, which was scheduled to take place from 11 to 14 May 2021 at NAMPO Park just outside Bothaville.
Health and safety are paramount
Grain SA is committed to implementing appropriate action plans in relation to the continued developments of Covid-19. “The health and safety of visitors, exhibitors, staff, sponsors, and the entire agricultural community during the NAMPO Harvest Day are paramount and guided by these priorities and best practice, the decision to postpone the event was a necessary one,” Jannie de Villiers, CEO of Grain SA said
Adapting to the changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and adopting new technology, the 2020 NAMPO Harvest Day was presented once-off in a virtual format with more than 31 500 visitors visiting the online NAMPO exhibition platform from 9 to 12 September 2020.
The NAMPO Cape show, scheduled for 8 to 10 September 2021 in Bredasdorp, Western Cape, and the NAMPO ALFA show, scheduled for 30 September to 2 October 2021 at NAMPO Park, Bothaville, are still set to take place on these confirmed dates. – Press release, Grain SA