NAMPO HARVEST DAY 2018

NAMPO 2018 – Hoogetpunte

Met oor die 82 000 voete by Nampo Oesdag – Harvest Day die jaar kan ons net dankie sê vir al die uitstallers, vennote en besoekers wat die jaar ons beste een nog gemaak het! Loer gerus na die video wat net 'n paar van die hoogtepunte van #NAMPO2018 bevat.

Posted by Nampo Oesdag – Harvest Day on Friday, 25 May 2018

 

Organised by Grain South Africa, NAMPO Harvest Day is presented annually during May and is the largest privately organised agricultural event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The NAMPO Park Exhibition Site is situated 19 km north of Bothaville,

The four-day trade show provides a unique opportunity to all manufacturers and distributors of agricultural machinery, products and services to exhibit and demonstrate a vast range of products to targeted customers. Interactive tractor & implement demonstrations are a unique feature of the show which allows farmers to view interactive demonstrations of an exhaustive range of machinery and implements.

NAMPO Harvest Day also offers an exclusive women’s programme and ample opportunities are available for other smaller exhibitors to take part in the event. Bothaville as a town comes alive with markets and stalls for all and any and provides accommodation and supporting services to visitors and exhibitors alike.

SUBSTANTIAL NAMPO ATTENDANCE SHOWS

PRODUCERS STILL HAVE HOPE!

A new record attendance figure achieved during NAMPO 2018 and the feedback from the exhibitors that they mainly did good business testify to the optimism of the agricultural sector despite all the uncertainties facing South African producers.

This is the view of Jannie de Villiers, CEO of Grain SA, after the organisation’s 52nd NAMPO Harvest Day, which was presented successfully during the past week. According to ticket sales, 82 817 visitors streamed through the gates to visit the 746 exhibitors and to enjoy the family atmosphere and farm hospitality that are so unique to the Harvest Day. The private airstrip at NAMPO Park handled 361 aeroplanes and helicopters, ferrying a variety of visitors there, with ease.

‘The growing interest in the NAMPO Harvest Day is encouraging, and it proves that agriculture is still alive and well. To each exhibitor, visitor and staff member: thank you that you came to enjoy the event with us and helped to write the NAMPO story with us. A personal highlight of each NAMPO is meeting various people, talking and building relationships. Those relationships strengthen the hope on which agriculture is built.

‘It is also noteworthy that the number of non-agriculture visitors and numerous media representatives from outside the agricultural media have increased. From formal and informal discussions it is clear that they come to NAMPO because they like it there. The growing interest from black farmers in the show is also a definite plus to Grain SA,’ De Villiers said.

Foreign exhibitors’ interest in NAMPO as a platform for reaching the rest of Africa continues. Approximately 76 international exhibitors were housed in eight international pavilions – which each involved at least eight exhibitors from their country as part of their exhibitions. Representatives from Israel, Poland, England, America, India, France, Italy, Denmark, China, Turkey and Russia participated in the Harvest Day.

Grain SA continuously seeks to retain NAMPO’s sole focus on agriculture. The selection of exhibitors and the items on the programme are consistently arranged with this in mind. This year the Nation in Conversation forum made a strong contribution to the land debate. Fittingly, in the 30th year in which the Farmer Patent Competition was presented, Grain SA and Omnia welcomed the magazine Landbouweekblad as an additional partner.

The poor condition of various public roads in the area of NAMPO Park is of great concern. This places enormous pressure on certain routes and hampers the steady flow of traffic to and from the showgrounds.

The broad agricultural family of the Western Cape can look forward to NAMPO Cape, which will be presented in collaboration with Grain SA at Bredasdorp in the Western Cape from 12 to 14 September 2018. This trade and stock expo is aimed at creating a base as agricultural information provider, market place, network opportunity and gathering place for everyone with an interest in agriculture in the region. Information on NAMPO Cape is available via the www.nampo.co.za website.

Next year’s NAMPO Harvest Day has already been scheduled for 14 to 17 May.

Press Release: Post-NAMPO (Grain SA)

 

NAMPO Park Landing Strip

Landing strip – ±600m North of Harvest Day terrain

Coördinates – S 27° 13′ 36″ E 026° 41′ 00″

Length – 1 200m

Direction – 10/28

Width – 20m + 20m open on both sides

Alleviation – ±4 500 ft msl

Ground/ Grass

Non- registered; Use at own risk

Frequency – 120,2 MHz Call sign: NAMPO tower

Note high voltage power lines on final approach on 10.