25 March 2019


Call for entries, nominations for Youth in Agriculture Awards

by: Thebe Itumeleng   date: 04 May 2018

The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development
(READ) in Bokone
Bophirima has invited members of the public to nominate young people in
the province who have showed passion
and determination in the agricultural sector to enter the 2018 Youth in Agriculture
Awards competition.
These awards recognize excellence displayed in the agricultural sector and
the field of rural development by young
people of Bokone Bophirima.
READ is scheduled to hold the awards
ceremony in June, already declared Youth Month in South Africa. With this
initiative, the department does not only
want to recognize these young people’s
contribution to society, but also to provide
further inducement to keep the youth going
in their chosen agricultural stream.
Agriculture is one of the most important
role players in Bokone Bophirima’s economic development and the Provincial
Government has adopted Agriculture,
Culture and Tourism (ACT) as the key
drivers of the province’s economy.
The categories for the 2018 Youth
Awards competitions are as follows: Best Youth Enterprise Award, Best
Youth Entrepreneur Award, Best Innovative
Enterprise Award, Best Researched Journal Award, Best Youth-based Co-operative
Award, Best Youth Commercial Farmer Award, Best Agro-Processing
Enterprise Award and Overall Achiever Award.
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Photo by Mpho Bilwane 14 May The closing date for nominations and entries is Tuesday 15 May 2018.
A nominee should be a young person (male or female) between the ages of 18
and 35, who owns an enterprise with the
necessary documentation. The enterprises
should be 80% run, managed and owned by youth. Entry forms can be obtained from any
READ district offices across the province. For further enquiries interested parties
can contact Provincial Coordinator, Ms Thandiwe Moripe-Thabethe on 079 543
4165 or 018 389 5337/8 or 018 389 5719