Monday, January 24

Alternative energy solutions for sustainable agriculture

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It is prudent for the agricultural industry to consider alternative energy sources to handle the energy supply and cost challenges that affect agribusinesses across the country. It is vital for the industry to have stable, reliable and profitable sources of energy.

Alternative energy solutions have proven to be an efficient option for the agricultural industry in South Africa, improving productivity, reducing operating costs, and helping farmers become more self-sufficient.

Join Ryk van Niekerk from Moneyweb along with guests Jaco Botha, Solareff CEO, Kyle Durham, Head of Alternative Energy Solutions at FNB Commercial, and Dawie Maree, Head of Agricultural Information and Marketing at FNB Commercial for an exciting webinar at the They will discuss alternative sources of energy for agriculture in South Africa.

This event will air live on Thursday, October 7 at 10 a.m. M. You can register to attend here.

More about the guests:

Jaco botha
CEO, Solareff

Botha is a professional electrical engineer with a passion for technology who can create sustainable future possibilities. In 2010, Botha co-founded Solareff, a South African-based specialist renewable energy solutions company with a proven track record of installing mid-to-large-scale rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.

Solareff is a member of the Alviva group of companies.

Kyle durham
Responsible: alternative energy solutions, FNB Commercial

Durham is a qualified CPA who has always had a deep passion for entrepreneurship, technology, and opening up future opportunities. He joined FirstRand in 2014 as a trainee accountant to fill out his articles and experienced many different areas of the bank before finding his initial home at FNB Commercial Strategic Acquisitions in 2017, gaining experience in the diverse world of trading, business development, and finance. commercial Bank. .

In 2019, he was formally asked to be the Head of Alternative Energy Solutions and, more recently, Durham’s portfolio has expanded to include leadership of FNB Commercial’s strategy on climate change and environment, social and governance.

Dawie maree
Head: Agricultural Marketing and Information, FNB Commercial

Maree previously served as an agricultural economist and regional manager for the Milk Producers Organization (MPO) North and MPO Eastern Cape. During this time, he wrote several articles for the Daily Mail and introduced dairy and general economic conditions to producers. In 2008 he attended the International Farm Comparison Network in Kiel, Germany, as a representative of the MPO.

Maree joined FNB Agriculture in 2015 as Head of Information and Marketing. In his current role, he often shares ideas about the current and future state of agriculture in South Africa with various audiences. Maree represents FNB Agriculture in various forums such as Agbiz (Chamber of Agricultural Companies). It also provides expert input for internal banking committees to make informed decisions regarding the agricultural industry.

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