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Lucentlands Agriculture Podcast

Sharing good news stories about Agriculture

About the Lucentlands Podcast

Lucentlands Media is proud to present the Lucentlands Agriculture Podcast, where we explore and discuss all things related to the South African agricultural sector. Our experienced and knowledgeable co-host, Louise Brodie, leads the conversation and provides valuable insights on a range of topics, from new farming technologies to the latest industry news.

Joining Louise is Dewald Kirsten, our talented and experienced photographer, cameraman, and co-host, who brings his expertise to the conversation, providing unique perspectives and sharing his vast knowledge of the agricultural sector. Together, Louise and Dewald provide a dynamic and engaging podcast that is both informative and entertaining.

Tune in to the Lucentlands Agriculture podcast to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the South African agricultural sector, and gain valuable insights from our knowledgeable and experienced hosts.

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In this insightful episode of the Lucentlands Podcast, hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie engage in a fascinating conversation with Paola Barba, the new Table Grape Breeder at Sun World International. Sun World International stands as one of the leading table grape breeding companies globally, and Paola shares her experiences and expertise in the field.

The hosts kick off the episode by welcoming Paola to the International Table Grape Symposium in Somerset West, South Africa, where the conversation unfolds. Paola, hailing from Chile, brings a rich background in biotechnology engineering and a specialization in grape breeding from her time at Cornell University in the United States. She shares her journey, starting with her studies in engineering and the shift to her passion for working with plants.

Paola details her significant role as the table grape breeder at the National Institute of Agriculture in Chile before joining Sun World International in December 2022. She sheds light on the intricacies of table grape breeding, emphasizing the lengthy and meticulous process that involves multiple cycles spanning over a decade. Paola highlights the collaborative nature of the research team at Sun World, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in their endeavors.

The conversation delves into the specifics of grape breeding, including the selection process, the importance of perfect flowers for table grapes, and the distinct characteristics separating wine grapes from table grapes. Paola discusses the challenges and rewards of her role, expressing excitement about Sun World's latest variety, Ruby Rush, and the future of table grape breeding.

As the hosts inquire about the major trends in table grape preferences, Paola addresses consumer demands, sustainability, and the importance of grower-friendly varieties. The podcast concludes with Paola expressing her passion for the grape industry, emphasizing its role in sustaining a way of life, promoting job creation, and contributing to a diverse and interesting array of grape varieties.

Find Paola HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paola-barba-bb860628/
Sun World Website: https://www.sun-world.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

In this insightful episode of the Lucentlands Podcast, hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie engage in a fascinating conversation with Paola Barba, the new Table Grape Breeder at Sun World International. Sun World International stands as one of the leading table grape breeding companies globally, and Paola shares her experiences and expertise in the field.

The hosts kick off the episode by welcoming Paola to the International Table Grape Symposium in Somerset West, South Africa, where the conversation unfolds. Paola, hailing from Chile, brings a rich background in biotechnology engineering and a specialization in grape breeding from her time at Cornell University in the United States. She shares her journey, starting with her studies in engineering and the shift to her passion for working with plants.

Paola details her significant role as the table grape breeder at the National Institute of Agriculture in Chile before joining Sun World International in December 2022. She sheds light on the intricacies of table grape breeding, emphasizing the lengthy and meticulous process that involves multiple cycles spanning over a decade. Paola highlights the collaborative nature of the research team at Sun World, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in their endeavors.

The conversation delves into the specifics of grape breeding, including the selection process, the importance of perfect flowers for table grapes, and the distinct characteristics separating wine grapes from table grapes. Paola discusses the challenges and rewards of her role, expressing excitement about Sun World's latest variety, Ruby Rush, and the future of table grape breeding.

As the hosts inquire about the major trends in table grape preferences, Paola addresses consumer demands, sustainability, and the importance of grower-friendly varieties. The podcast concludes with Paola expressing her passion for the grape industry, emphasizing its role in sustaining a way of life, promoting job creation, and contributing to a diverse and interesting array of grape varieties.

Find Paola HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paola-barba-bb860628/
Sun World Website: https://www.sun-world.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast | Episode 43 | Sun World's NEW ERA of Table Grape Breeding | Paola Barba

Lucentlands February 16, 2024 4:00 pm

Embark on a fascinating journey through the heart of South African Apple and Pear industry with Lucentlands in Episode 42 of our podcast series. Host Dewald Kirsten and co-host Louise Brodie engage in a riveting discussion with two distinguished guests from True Cape, Buks Nel and Henk Griessel.

Delve into the rich tapestry of Buks Nel's experiences, from his early days in the industry to the profound impact of the environment on fruit trees. The conversation weaves through the challenges faced in the agriculture sector, and the intricate dance between nature and cultivation and how and what the story is of the Big Buks Gala apple variety.

Henk Griessel takes the stage, unraveling the secrets of agriculture and science. With insights into the dynamic nature of the field, Griessel shares anecdotes from his extensive career. Discover the hidden talents and intelligence found within the individuals working in agriculture and the perpetual quest for something new.

Lucentlands explores the human side of agriculture, revealing stories about old pear trees and the people who planted them. The hosts unravel tales of a bygone era, touching upon everything from pear trees with handcuffs to the enchanting mysteries of Beaufort West.

In this captivating episode, Lucentlands invites you to witness the magic that lies beyond the orchards. Gain profound insights into the lives of those who nurture the land and the remarkable stories encapsulated in each tree. Whether you're a seasoned agriculturist or simply curious about the world behind the fruits we enjoy, this podcast promises a journey through time, culture, and the ever-evolving landscape of South African agriculture.

Tune in to Episode 42, 'Roots of Wisdom,' and let Lucentlands be your guide through the orchards of knowledge and the fields of history. Join us on Spotify and YouTube as we uncover the untold tales of Buks Nel and Henk Griessel and the vibrant spirit of South African agriculture. 🌿🍐🎙️ #LucentlandsPodcast #SouthAfricanAgriculture #TrueCapePioneers #RootsOfWisdom"

True-Cape: https://tru-cape.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

Embark on a fascinating journey through the heart of South African Apple and Pear industry with Lucentlands in Episode 42 of our podcast series. Host Dewald Kirsten and co-host Louise Brodie engage in a riveting discussion with two distinguished guests from True Cape, Buks Nel and Henk Griessel.

Delve into the rich tapestry of Buks Nel's experiences, from his early days in the industry to the profound impact of the environment on fruit trees. The conversation weaves through the challenges faced in the agriculture sector, and the intricate dance between nature and cultivation and how and what the story is of the Big Buks Gala apple variety.

Henk Griessel takes the stage, unraveling the secrets of agriculture and science. With insights into the dynamic nature of the field, Griessel shares anecdotes from his extensive career. Discover the hidden talents and intelligence found within the individuals working in agriculture and the perpetual quest for something new.

Lucentlands explores the human side of agriculture, revealing stories about old pear trees and the people who planted them. The hosts unravel tales of a bygone era, touching upon everything from pear trees with handcuffs to the enchanting mysteries of Beaufort West.

In this captivating episode, Lucentlands invites you to witness the magic that lies beyond the orchards. Gain profound insights into the lives of those who nurture the land and the remarkable stories encapsulated in each tree. Whether you're a seasoned agriculturist or simply curious about the world behind the fruits we enjoy, this podcast promises a journey through time, culture, and the ever-evolving landscape of South African agriculture.

Tune in to Episode 42, 'Roots of Wisdom,' and let Lucentlands be your guide through the orchards of knowledge and the fields of history. Join us on Spotify and YouTube as we uncover the untold tales of Buks Nel and Henk Griessel and the vibrant spirit of South African agriculture. 🌿🍐🎙️ #LucentlandsPodcast #SouthAfricanAgriculture #TrueCapePioneers #RootsOfWisdom"

True-Cape: https://tru-cape.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast Ep42 | Roots of Wisdom: SA Apple and Pear history with Buks Nel & Henk Griessel.

Lucentlands January 22, 2024 7:00 am

John Pandol is a prominent figure in California's agricultural landscape, recognized for his contributions to the table grape industry. As a key member of Pandol Brothers, a renowned family-owned agricultural business, John has played a vital role in shaping the success and innovation of the company.

Known for his forward-thinking approach, John Pandol has been instrumental in bringing new ideas and technologies to the family's farming practices. With a deep understanding of the agricultural sector, he has not only embraced traditional methods but has also welcomed advancements, ensuring that Pandol Brothers remains at the forefront of the industry.

In addition to his dedication to farming, John Pandol has actively participated in discussions about the evolving nature of agriculture, as evident in his insightful contributions to podcasts such as Lucentlands. His engagement reflects a passion for sharing knowledge and bridging the gap between the farming community and the broader public.

As a forward-looking leader, John Pandol continues to navigate the challenges and opportunities within California's agricultural sector. His commitment to sustainable practices and incorporation of modern techniques showcases a commitment to excellence that has become synonymous with Pandol Brothers.

Join the conversation with John Pandol as he shares his experiences, insights, and vision for the future of agriculture on Episode 41 of the Lucentlands Podcast.

Find John and Pandol Brothers HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-pandol-b5450b6/
Website: https://pandol.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

John Pandol is a prominent figure in California's agricultural landscape, recognized for his contributions to the table grape industry. As a key member of Pandol Brothers, a renowned family-owned agricultural business, John has played a vital role in shaping the success and innovation of the company.

Known for his forward-thinking approach, John Pandol has been instrumental in bringing new ideas and technologies to the family's farming practices. With a deep understanding of the agricultural sector, he has not only embraced traditional methods but has also welcomed advancements, ensuring that Pandol Brothers remains at the forefront of the industry.

In addition to his dedication to farming, John Pandol has actively participated in discussions about the evolving nature of agriculture, as evident in his insightful contributions to podcasts such as Lucentlands. His engagement reflects a passion for sharing knowledge and bridging the gap between the farming community and the broader public.

As a forward-looking leader, John Pandol continues to navigate the challenges and opportunities within California's agricultural sector. His commitment to sustainable practices and incorporation of modern techniques showcases a commitment to excellence that has become synonymous with Pandol Brothers.

Join the conversation with John Pandol as he shares his experiences, insights, and vision for the future of agriculture on Episode 41 of the Lucentlands Podcast.

Find John and Pandol Brothers HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-pandol-b5450b6/
Website: https://pandol.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast Ep 41| The Tyranny of the clueless | John Pandol

Lucentlands January 15, 2024 3:30 pm

Embark on a captivating journey through Episode 40 of the Lucentlands Podcast as Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie engage in a profound conversation with Leon Louw, founder of Why Africa. In this episode, they delve into the uncharted territories of African development, exploring key sectors like agriculture, technology, and energy.

Leon Louw shares invaluable insights drawn from his extensive travels across the continent, unraveling the complex tapestry of Africa's evolving landscape. From the challenges to the triumphs, this episode paints a vivid picture of the dynamic opportunities present in Africa, often overlooked by the global community.

Listeners will gain a unique perspective on the role of China in African development, the impact of compliance on international projects, and the importance of fostering sustainable practices. Leon's first-hand experiences and encounters shed light on the real Africa, dispelling myths and fostering a deeper understanding of the continent's potential.

Discover the untold stories of African innovation, resilience, and progress, as Leon Louw shares his vision for Why Africa. This episode serves as an eye-opener, challenging preconceived notions and inviting the audience to witness the genuine transformation happening on the African continent.

Whether you're an investor seeking untapped markets, a global citizen curious about Africa's true narrative, or someone passionate about sustainable development, this episode is a must-listen. Join us in unpacking the rich tapestry of Why Africa and explore the endless possibilities that lie within the heart of the African continent.

Find Why Africa and Leon HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leon-louw-b4354653/
LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/whyafrica/

Website: https://www.whyafrica.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

Embark on a captivating journey through Episode 40 of the Lucentlands Podcast as Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie engage in a profound conversation with Leon Louw, founder of Why Africa. In this episode, they delve into the uncharted territories of African development, exploring key sectors like agriculture, technology, and energy.

Leon Louw shares invaluable insights drawn from his extensive travels across the continent, unraveling the complex tapestry of Africa's evolving landscape. From the challenges to the triumphs, this episode paints a vivid picture of the dynamic opportunities present in Africa, often overlooked by the global community.

Listeners will gain a unique perspective on the role of China in African development, the impact of compliance on international projects, and the importance of fostering sustainable practices. Leon's first-hand experiences and encounters shed light on the real Africa, dispelling myths and fostering a deeper understanding of the continent's potential.

Discover the untold stories of African innovation, resilience, and progress, as Leon Louw shares his vision for Why Africa. This episode serves as an eye-opener, challenging preconceived notions and inviting the audience to witness the genuine transformation happening on the African continent.

Whether you're an investor seeking untapped markets, a global citizen curious about Africa's true narrative, or someone passionate about sustainable development, this episode is a must-listen. Join us in unpacking the rich tapestry of Why Africa and explore the endless possibilities that lie within the heart of the African continent.

Find Why Africa and Leon HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leon-louw-b4354653/
LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/whyafrica/

Website: https://www.whyafrica.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast Ep 40 | Why Africa | Exploring Opportunities with Leon Louw

Lucentlands January 8, 2024 7:00 am

Welcome to Episode 39 of the Lucentlands Podcast! In this episode, hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie dive deep into the world of agriculture, specifically the grape industry, with Kenny Avery, representing Bloom Fresh. Kenny shares his remarkable 33-year journey in and around agriculture, offering insights into the intricacies of breeding companies and the recent combination of Bloom Fresh.

The conversation unfolds as they discuss the challenges and triumphs of merging two competitors and the bold goal of doubling global grape consumption in the next decade. Kenny sheds light on the complexities of the grape industry, emphasizing the importance of consistent quality and flavor diversity. From cotton candy grapes to groundbreaking antioxidant-rich varieties, Bloom Fresh is on a mission to redefine the grape-eating experience.

Learn about the surprising benefits of freezing grapes, a novel approach that captured the attention of millions on TikTok. The discussion extends to the nutritional aspects of grapes and their potential as a superfood, challenging the perception of sweetness in grapes and exploring innovative ways to integrate grapes into daily life.

Kenny's unique perspective, from freezing grapes to the fusion of wine and table grapes, offers a fascinating journey through the grape industry's innovations. Discover the untold stories of resilience among growers facing climate challenges and the role of disease-resistant grapes in shaping a sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

As the conversation unfolds, the hosts and Kenny explore the crucial role of communication and public speaking in the agriculture industry. Kenny shares valuable insights into the dynamics of boardrooms and the unexpected importance of small group communications. The episode concludes with a look at the future of Bloom Fresh, aiming not just to deliver grapes but to educate and excite consumers about the journey from the vineyard to the table.

Whether you're a grape enthusiast, an agriculture aficionado, or simply curious about the complexities behind your favorite fruit, Episode 39 promises an engaging exploration into the world of grapes with Kenny Avery from Bloom Fresh.

Find BLOOM FRESH here:
https://bloomfreshglobal.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

Welcome to Episode 39 of the Lucentlands Podcast! In this episode, hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie dive deep into the world of agriculture, specifically the grape industry, with Kenny Avery, representing Bloom Fresh. Kenny shares his remarkable 33-year journey in and around agriculture, offering insights into the intricacies of breeding companies and the recent combination of Bloom Fresh.

The conversation unfolds as they discuss the challenges and triumphs of merging two competitors and the bold goal of doubling global grape consumption in the next decade. Kenny sheds light on the complexities of the grape industry, emphasizing the importance of consistent quality and flavor diversity. From cotton candy grapes to groundbreaking antioxidant-rich varieties, Bloom Fresh is on a mission to redefine the grape-eating experience.

Learn about the surprising benefits of freezing grapes, a novel approach that captured the attention of millions on TikTok. The discussion extends to the nutritional aspects of grapes and their potential as a superfood, challenging the perception of sweetness in grapes and exploring innovative ways to integrate grapes into daily life.

Kenny's unique perspective, from freezing grapes to the fusion of wine and table grapes, offers a fascinating journey through the grape industry's innovations. Discover the untold stories of resilience among growers facing climate challenges and the role of disease-resistant grapes in shaping a sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

As the conversation unfolds, the hosts and Kenny explore the crucial role of communication and public speaking in the agriculture industry. Kenny shares valuable insights into the dynamics of boardrooms and the unexpected importance of small group communications. The episode concludes with a look at the future of Bloom Fresh, aiming not just to deliver grapes but to educate and excite consumers about the journey from the vineyard to the table.

Whether you're a grape enthusiast, an agriculture aficionado, or simply curious about the complexities behind your favorite fruit, Episode 39 promises an engaging exploration into the world of grapes with Kenny Avery from Bloom Fresh.

Find BLOOM FRESH here:
https://bloomfreshglobal.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast Ep39 | Growing Grapes and Breaking Ground | Kenny Avery - BLOOM FRESH

Lucentlands December 20, 2023 7:00 am

Lucentlands Podcast Ep38 | Exporting Excellence: PPECB Insights with Lucien Jansen

Lucentlands December 15, 2023 2:15 pm

Welcome to Episode 37 of the Lucentlands Podcast, where Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie engage in a captivating discussion with the Western Cape Beekeeping Industry. In this episode, they delve into the intricacies of beekeeping, shedding light on the vital relationship between agriculture and bees.

The conversation unfolds the world of beekeeping beyond the stereotypical imagery, emphasizing its significance in maintaining ecological balance. The hosts, Louise and Dewald, draw on their expertise to provide insights into sustainable practices, the crucial role of pollination in agriculture, and the unique challenges faced by beekeepers in the Western Cape.

Listeners will gain a comprehensive understanding of hive management, honey production, and the delicate equilibrium that ensures the well-being of bee populations. The hosts go beyond mere facts, sharing stories of passion, dedication, and the tangible rewards that accompany responsible beekeeping practices.

This episode transcends the niche interest of beekeeping; it resonates with anyone concerned about the environment, sustainable agriculture, and the delicate interdependence of ecosystems. From seasoned beekeepers to those new to the subject, the podcast offers valuable perspectives on bee conservation and highlights Lucentlands Media's collaborative efforts with the beekeeping community.

Episode 37 serves as a platform to explore the intersection of nature, agriculture, and responsible stewardship. Listeners will gain insights into how Lucentlands Media contributes to raising awareness and fostering collaboration within the beekeeping community, extending the impact beyond the hive.

Tune in to discover the symphony of nature, the wonders of beekeeping, and why Lucentlands Podcast Episode 37 is a source of profound insights and inspiration for those interested in sustainable practices, environmental responsibility, and the intricate connections that sustain our world.

Find the WCBA HERE:
https://wcba.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

Welcome to Episode 37 of the Lucentlands Podcast, where Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie engage in a captivating discussion with the Western Cape Beekeeping Industry. In this episode, they delve into the intricacies of beekeeping, shedding light on the vital relationship between agriculture and bees.

The conversation unfolds the world of beekeeping beyond the stereotypical imagery, emphasizing its significance in maintaining ecological balance. The hosts, Louise and Dewald, draw on their expertise to provide insights into sustainable practices, the crucial role of pollination in agriculture, and the unique challenges faced by beekeepers in the Western Cape.

Listeners will gain a comprehensive understanding of hive management, honey production, and the delicate equilibrium that ensures the well-being of bee populations. The hosts go beyond mere facts, sharing stories of passion, dedication, and the tangible rewards that accompany responsible beekeeping practices.

This episode transcends the niche interest of beekeeping; it resonates with anyone concerned about the environment, sustainable agriculture, and the delicate interdependence of ecosystems. From seasoned beekeepers to those new to the subject, the podcast offers valuable perspectives on bee conservation and highlights Lucentlands Media's collaborative efforts with the beekeeping community.

Episode 37 serves as a platform to explore the intersection of nature, agriculture, and responsible stewardship. Listeners will gain insights into how Lucentlands Media contributes to raising awareness and fostering collaboration within the beekeeping community, extending the impact beyond the hive.

Tune in to discover the symphony of nature, the wonders of beekeeping, and why Lucentlands Podcast Episode 37 is a source of profound insights and inspiration for those interested in sustainable practices, environmental responsibility, and the intricate connections that sustain our world.

Find the WCBA HERE:
https://wcba.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast Ep 37 | Harmony in Honey: Exploring Western Cape Beekeeping

Lucentlands December 1, 2023 4:04 pm

In Episode 36 of the Lucentlands Podcast, we delve into the captivating world of agriculture and beyond. Join our insightful conversation with special guests as we uncover the complexities, innovations, and sustainability in the agriculture industry. From game-changing deals and investments to the journey of South African ostrich leather, this episode is brimming with exciting stories and industry insights.

We begin with a discussion about an incredible multi-million-dollar deal that encompasses acquisitions, investments, and a compliant approach to Sharia law. Our guests share their journey, taking almost three years to materialize the CAPESPAN deal, involving various stakeholders and highlighting the intricacies behind such a significant venture. Discover how this investment provides an opportunity for people to efficiently invest in agriculture through a unique financial instrument.

As we dive deeper into this captivating world, you'll gain an appreciation for the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into producing South African ostrich leather. Learn how the South African ostrich industry rose to prominence, powered by a unique combination of local expertise and a global network. The history of ostrich trading and the critical role South Africa played in its domestication is an intriguing tale of ingenuity and collaboration.

Our conversation also addresses the impact of avian flu on the industry, where you'll explore how the South African ostrich industry overcame these challenges. We uncover how South African ostriches became the go-to source for high-end leather used in fashion, boots, and even cuisine.

The podcast further highlights the extensive product range that comes from a single ostrich, revealing the impressive efficiency of this sustainable industry. Explore the economic, ecological, and sustainable advantages that ostrich farming offers, making it a unique contributor to South Africa's economy.

In our discussion, we emphasize the importance of accountability and collaboration in the political sphere post-election, predicting that more coalitions could encourage politicians to remain committed and transparent. As our guests delve into their hopes for the future of their homeland South Africa, they share how a focused and united approach can work hand-in-hand with business initiatives to resolve the country's challenges.

Join us for a fascinating journey through agriculture, international expansion, and an extraordinary peek behind the scenes of the South African ostrich industry in Episode 36 of the Lucentlands Podcast.

For more info on Agrarius:
Website: https://www.27four.com/investorcentre/
Werner Opperman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oppermanwerner/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

In Episode 36 of the Lucentlands Podcast, we delve into the captivating world of agriculture and beyond. Join our insightful conversation with special guests as we uncover the complexities, innovations, and sustainability in the agriculture industry. From game-changing deals and investments to the journey of South African ostrich leather, this episode is brimming with exciting stories and industry insights.

We begin with a discussion about an incredible multi-million-dollar deal that encompasses acquisitions, investments, and a compliant approach to Sharia law. Our guests share their journey, taking almost three years to materialize the CAPESPAN deal, involving various stakeholders and highlighting the intricacies behind such a significant venture. Discover how this investment provides an opportunity for people to efficiently invest in agriculture through a unique financial instrument.

As we dive deeper into this captivating world, you'll gain an appreciation for the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into producing South African ostrich leather. Learn how the South African ostrich industry rose to prominence, powered by a unique combination of local expertise and a global network. The history of ostrich trading and the critical role South Africa played in its domestication is an intriguing tale of ingenuity and collaboration.

Our conversation also addresses the impact of avian flu on the industry, where you'll explore how the South African ostrich industry overcame these challenges. We uncover how South African ostriches became the go-to source for high-end leather used in fashion, boots, and even cuisine.

The podcast further highlights the extensive product range that comes from a single ostrich, revealing the impressive efficiency of this sustainable industry. Explore the economic, ecological, and sustainable advantages that ostrich farming offers, making it a unique contributor to South Africa's economy.

In our discussion, we emphasize the importance of accountability and collaboration in the political sphere post-election, predicting that more coalitions could encourage politicians to remain committed and transparent. As our guests delve into their hopes for the future of their homeland South Africa, they share how a focused and united approach can work hand-in-hand with business initiatives to resolve the country's challenges.

Join us for a fascinating journey through agriculture, international expansion, and an extraordinary peek behind the scenes of the South African ostrich industry in Episode 36 of the Lucentlands Podcast.

For more info on Agrarius:
Website: https://www.27four.com/investorcentre/
Werner Opperman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oppermanwerner/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast Ep36 | Werner Opperman - The CAPESPAN Deal and other Agri Investments for 2024

Lucentlands November 20, 2023 10:19 am

Welcome to Episode 35 of the Lucentlands Podcast, where we delve deep into the complexities of workers' compensation, shedding light on an essential but often overlooked aspect of employment. If you're a farmer, an employer, or an employee, this episode is a must-listen. We'll explore the intricacies of the South African Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), and its impact on the agricultural industry.

In this comprehensive discussion, our expert, Stephan, provides invaluable insights into workers' compensation, making it accessible and understandable for all. We navigate the intricate path of work-related injuries, medical treatment, and the compensation process, which is crucial for those who are often at the mercy of Mother Nature.

If you're an employer, you'll learn how to navigate the regulatory landscape, understand your obligations, and avoid potential pitfalls. Stephan breaks down the process of registering your workers with the compensation fund and highlights the critical role of reporting accidents within seven days to ensure the well-being of your employees.

For employees, this episode offers a glimpse into the safety nets in place to protect you in the unfortunate event of a workplace accident. Discover the steps to claim benefits, receive medical treatment, and potentially qualify for permanent disability compensation.

Learn about recent amendments to the COIDA and their potential impact on the agricultural industry. From administrative penalties to the online reporting system, we unveil the changes that could significantly affect employers and employees alike.

Furthermore, Stephan addresses the vital role of agricultural business owners and directors, explaining the circumstances under which they should register for workers' compensation. Don't miss the opportunity to safeguard your livelihood and protect your employees.

Overall, this episode seeks to bridge the information gap and empower listeners with essential knowledge. The agricultural sector is fraught with uncertainties, and understanding workers' compensation can be a lifeline for both employers and employees. We aim to demystify the process and provide valuable guidance.

Why should you listen? Because being informed is the first step in safeguarding your financial future and the well-being of those who work for you. The Lucentlands Podcast Episode 35 offers a comprehensive look at workers' compensation, helping you navigate the regulations and potential pitfalls. Knowledge is power, and in this episode, you'll gain a powerful understanding of a topic that impacts countless lives.

Join us for this enlightening discussion, and equip yourself with the knowledge you need to protect your agricultural business, your employees, and your family. Don't wait until it's too late – tune in now and gain a clearer understanding of the world of workers' compensation.

Find Stephan HERE:
Website: https://www.workaccident.co.za/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanpietersen/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

Welcome to Episode 35 of the Lucentlands Podcast, where we delve deep into the complexities of workers' compensation, shedding light on an essential but often overlooked aspect of employment. If you're a farmer, an employer, or an employee, this episode is a must-listen. We'll explore the intricacies of the South African Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), and its impact on the agricultural industry.

In this comprehensive discussion, our expert, Stephan, provides invaluable insights into workers' compensation, making it accessible and understandable for all. We navigate the intricate path of work-related injuries, medical treatment, and the compensation process, which is crucial for those who are often at the mercy of Mother Nature.

If you're an employer, you'll learn how to navigate the regulatory landscape, understand your obligations, and avoid potential pitfalls. Stephan breaks down the process of registering your workers with the compensation fund and highlights the critical role of reporting accidents within seven days to ensure the well-being of your employees.

For employees, this episode offers a glimpse into the safety nets in place to protect you in the unfortunate event of a workplace accident. Discover the steps to claim benefits, receive medical treatment, and potentially qualify for permanent disability compensation.

Learn about recent amendments to the COIDA and their potential impact on the agricultural industry. From administrative penalties to the online reporting system, we unveil the changes that could significantly affect employers and employees alike.

Furthermore, Stephan addresses the vital role of agricultural business owners and directors, explaining the circumstances under which they should register for workers' compensation. Don't miss the opportunity to safeguard your livelihood and protect your employees.

Overall, this episode seeks to bridge the information gap and empower listeners with essential knowledge. The agricultural sector is fraught with uncertainties, and understanding workers' compensation can be a lifeline for both employers and employees. We aim to demystify the process and provide valuable guidance.

Why should you listen? Because being informed is the first step in safeguarding your financial future and the well-being of those who work for you. The Lucentlands Podcast Episode 35 offers a comprehensive look at workers' compensation, helping you navigate the regulations and potential pitfalls. Knowledge is power, and in this episode, you'll gain a powerful understanding of a topic that impacts countless lives.

Join us for this enlightening discussion, and equip yourself with the knowledge you need to protect your agricultural business, your employees, and your family. Don't wait until it's too late – tune in now and gain a clearer understanding of the world of workers' compensation.

Find Stephan HERE:
Website: https://www.workaccident.co.za/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanpietersen/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast Ep. 35 | Stephan Pietersen | REVEALING the TRUTH About Workers' Compensation

Lucentlands November 10, 2023 12:03 pm

Welcome to Episode 34 of the Lucentlands Podcast, where we delve into the heart of South Africa's journey towards sustainability, ethical practices, and the crucial role played by organizations like SIZA (Sustainability Initiative of South Africa,). In this episode, we bring you an insightful conversation with Retha Louw, CEO of SIZA, who shares her experiences and expertise in the field of sustainable agriculture and social accountability.

South Africa, a country known for its rich agricultural heritage, has faced numerous challenges in recent years. Climate change, environmental concerns, labor practices, and ethical considerations have taken center stage in the agriculture industry. SIZA, a unique South African organization, stands as a cornerstone in this ever-evolving landscape. They have successfully implemented a program that helps farms meet the growing international standards in sustainability and labor practices, all while increasing global awareness about their commendable efforts.

In our conversation with Retha Louw, we explore the incredible journey of SIZA. She discusses the organization's remarkable growth and its pivotal role in shaping South Africa's fresh produce industry. You'll learn about the challenges faced by local farmers and the demands from global markets for improved practices. SIZA has become a beacon of hope in a world that demands higher ethical and environmental standards in agriculture.

Retha shares her vision for the future and outlines the areas of focus for SIZA. She delves into their innovative approach to digital record-keeping and how it enables the measurement of sustainability's impact. This forward-thinking approach, combined with technological advancements, promises a future where AI plays a vital role in driving sustainability.

The podcast offers a unique perspective on the role of auditors in the industry, highlighting the rigorous process involved in becoming an auditor and the critical importance of their role in maintaining high standards.

Retha emphasizes that achieving true sustainability isn't just about passing an annual audit. It's about making it a lifestyle, a core philosophy, and a part of your everyday business. She explains how farms that embrace this approach find continuous improvement and long-term success.

In the discussion, Retha raises the point that SIZA isn't just about improving ethical standards; it's about creating a sustainable business model that benefits everyone involved. By enhancing the organization's standards and embracing continuous improvement, workers and farms thrive, and the market receives top-quality produce.

In our rapidly changing world, sustainability isn't a choice; it's a necessity. As we wrap up our conversation, Retha offers an inspiring message to the listeners. She encourages you to embrace SIZA's program and implement it in a way that truly drives continuous improvement in your business. With SIZA's guidance, businesses can thrive, making a positive impact on both people and the environment.

So, if you're passionate about sustainability, agricultural ethics, or making a difference in South Africa's agriculture industry, this episode of the Lucentlands Podcast is a must-listen. Discover how organizations like SIZA are paving the way for a more sustainable and ethically conscious future.

Find SIZA HERE: https://siza.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

Welcome to Episode 34 of the Lucentlands Podcast, where we delve into the heart of South Africa's journey towards sustainability, ethical practices, and the crucial role played by organizations like SIZA (Sustainability Initiative of South Africa,). In this episode, we bring you an insightful conversation with Retha Louw, CEO of SIZA, who shares her experiences and expertise in the field of sustainable agriculture and social accountability.

South Africa, a country known for its rich agricultural heritage, has faced numerous challenges in recent years. Climate change, environmental concerns, labor practices, and ethical considerations have taken center stage in the agriculture industry. SIZA, a unique South African organization, stands as a cornerstone in this ever-evolving landscape. They have successfully implemented a program that helps farms meet the growing international standards in sustainability and labor practices, all while increasing global awareness about their commendable efforts.

In our conversation with Retha Louw, we explore the incredible journey of SIZA. She discusses the organization's remarkable growth and its pivotal role in shaping South Africa's fresh produce industry. You'll learn about the challenges faced by local farmers and the demands from global markets for improved practices. SIZA has become a beacon of hope in a world that demands higher ethical and environmental standards in agriculture.

Retha shares her vision for the future and outlines the areas of focus for SIZA. She delves into their innovative approach to digital record-keeping and how it enables the measurement of sustainability's impact. This forward-thinking approach, combined with technological advancements, promises a future where AI plays a vital role in driving sustainability.

The podcast offers a unique perspective on the role of auditors in the industry, highlighting the rigorous process involved in becoming an auditor and the critical importance of their role in maintaining high standards.

Retha emphasizes that achieving true sustainability isn't just about passing an annual audit. It's about making it a lifestyle, a core philosophy, and a part of your everyday business. She explains how farms that embrace this approach find continuous improvement and long-term success.

In the discussion, Retha raises the point that SIZA isn't just about improving ethical standards; it's about creating a sustainable business model that benefits everyone involved. By enhancing the organization's standards and embracing continuous improvement, workers and farms thrive, and the market receives top-quality produce.

In our rapidly changing world, sustainability isn't a choice; it's a necessity. As we wrap up our conversation, Retha offers an inspiring message to the listeners. She encourages you to embrace SIZA's program and implement it in a way that truly drives continuous improvement in your business. With SIZA's guidance, businesses can thrive, making a positive impact on both people and the environment.

So, if you're passionate about sustainability, agricultural ethics, or making a difference in South Africa's agriculture industry, this episode of the Lucentlands Podcast is a must-listen. Discover how organizations like SIZA are paving the way for a more sustainable and ethically conscious future.

Find SIZA HERE: https://siza.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast Ep 34 | South Africa's Fresh Produce Sustainability Journey With SIZA

Lucentlands November 2, 2023 7:46 pm

The Lucentlands Podcast Episode 33 features an insightful interview with Dr. Paul Cluver, a prominent figure in the South African wine industry and the owner of Cluver Wines. The interview is conducted by Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie from Lucentlands, who explore Dr. Cluver's life, career, and his deep-rooted connection to the Cluver family's legacy in the Elgin Valley.

Dr. Paul Cluver's family has a rich history in the Elgin Valley, spanning generations of agricultural involvement. They initially began as apple farmers and later diversified into winemaking, building the foundation for what would become Cluver Wines. Their transition into winemaking has earned them a strong reputation for producing exceptional wines, especially notable for their cool-climate varieties such as Chardonnay and Riesling. Dr. Cluver has been a key player in elevating the South African wine industry on the global stage.

One of the defining aspects of Cluver Wines is their commitment to sustainability and environmentally responsible farming practices. Dr. Cluver and his team have made significant strides in this area, and they have been recognized with various awards and certifications. They have also contributed to conserving the indigenous forests of the Elgin Valley, reflecting their dedication to preserving the environment.

During the interview, Dr. Cluver reflects on the significant changes he has witnessed in the world, particularly during his lifetime, as well as the transformation of the wine industry. The conversation takes a historical perspective, looking back to 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War came to an end, and the optimism that prevailed in the early 1990s about the world's direction. Dr. Cluver emphasizes the importance of global trade, democracy, and the seemingly positive changes that occurred during this time.

However, he acknowledges the current challenges the world faces, including political polarization and concerns about nuclear conflict. Despite these challenges, he remains hopeful that humanity will overcome these difficulties, highlighting the resilience and positive actions of people worldwide.

The interview also explores the incredible progress in technology and the role of the younger generation in driving innovation. Dr. Cluver's own grandson is involved in developing cameras for satellites, reflecting the boundless potential that technology offers.

The podcast episode provides an in-depth look into the life and career of Dr. Paul Cluver, showcasing his dedication to sustainable agriculture, his contributions to the South African wine industry, and his unwavering optimism about the world's future. It is a testament to the Cluver family's legacy, the evolution of Cluver Wines, and the role they continue to play in shaping the future of wine production in South Africa.

Find Cluver Wines HERE:
https://www.cluver.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

The Lucentlands Podcast Episode 33 features an insightful interview with Dr. Paul Cluver, a prominent figure in the South African wine industry and the owner of Cluver Wines. The interview is conducted by Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie from Lucentlands, who explore Dr. Cluver's life, career, and his deep-rooted connection to the Cluver family's legacy in the Elgin Valley.

Dr. Paul Cluver's family has a rich history in the Elgin Valley, spanning generations of agricultural involvement. They initially began as apple farmers and later diversified into winemaking, building the foundation for what would become Cluver Wines. Their transition into winemaking has earned them a strong reputation for producing exceptional wines, especially notable for their cool-climate varieties such as Chardonnay and Riesling. Dr. Cluver has been a key player in elevating the South African wine industry on the global stage.

One of the defining aspects of Cluver Wines is their commitment to sustainability and environmentally responsible farming practices. Dr. Cluver and his team have made significant strides in this area, and they have been recognized with various awards and certifications. They have also contributed to conserving the indigenous forests of the Elgin Valley, reflecting their dedication to preserving the environment.

During the interview, Dr. Cluver reflects on the significant changes he has witnessed in the world, particularly during his lifetime, as well as the transformation of the wine industry. The conversation takes a historical perspective, looking back to 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War came to an end, and the optimism that prevailed in the early 1990s about the world's direction. Dr. Cluver emphasizes the importance of global trade, democracy, and the seemingly positive changes that occurred during this time.

However, he acknowledges the current challenges the world faces, including political polarization and concerns about nuclear conflict. Despite these challenges, he remains hopeful that humanity will overcome these difficulties, highlighting the resilience and positive actions of people worldwide.

The interview also explores the incredible progress in technology and the role of the younger generation in driving innovation. Dr. Cluver's own grandson is involved in developing cameras for satellites, reflecting the boundless potential that technology offers.

The podcast episode provides an in-depth look into the life and career of Dr. Paul Cluver, showcasing his dedication to sustainable agriculture, his contributions to the South African wine industry, and his unwavering optimism about the world's future. It is a testament to the Cluver family's legacy, the evolution of Cluver Wines, and the role they continue to play in shaping the future of wine production in South Africa.

Find Cluver Wines HERE:
https://www.cluver.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Lucentlands Podcast Ep 33 | Dr Paul Cluver | Retirement is a VERY bad idea.

Lucentlands October 26, 2023 10:48 am

In episode 32 of the Lucentlands Podcast, host Louise Brodie engages in a groundbreaking conversation with regenerative agriculture pioneer Angus McIntosh from Farmer Angus. Together with co-host Dewald Kirsten, they unveil the untold story of regenerative agriculture and why it's more than just a buzzword.

Angus McIntosh makes a compelling case, explaining why the term "sustainability" is obsolete and how regenerative agriculture holds the key to overcoming some of the most critical challenges we face today. Discover how regenerative agriculture redefines farming practices, from the way we raise livestock to our approach to soil health, all while creating a healthier and more sustainable future for our planet.

Join us for an eye-opening discussion about the regenerative farming movement and its potential to reshape the agricultural landscape. If you're curious about the future of food, the impact on health and the environment, and the importance of supporting regenerative practices, this episode is a must-listen.

Find Farmer Angus HERE:
https://www.farmerangus.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

In episode 32 of the Lucentlands Podcast, host Louise Brodie engages in a groundbreaking conversation with regenerative agriculture pioneer Angus McIntosh from Farmer Angus. Together with co-host Dewald Kirsten, they unveil the untold story of regenerative agriculture and why it's more than just a buzzword.

Angus McIntosh makes a compelling case, explaining why the term "sustainability" is obsolete and how regenerative agriculture holds the key to overcoming some of the most critical challenges we face today. Discover how regenerative agriculture redefines farming practices, from the way we raise livestock to our approach to soil health, all while creating a healthier and more sustainable future for our planet.

Join us for an eye-opening discussion about the regenerative farming movement and its potential to reshape the agricultural landscape. If you're curious about the future of food, the impact on health and the environment, and the importance of supporting regenerative practices, this episode is a must-listen.

Find Farmer Angus HERE:
https://www.farmerangus.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Reviving Our Lands | A Conversation with Farmer Angus | Lucentlands Podcast - Episode 32

Lucentlands October 13, 2023 3:21 pm

Welcome to Episode 31 of the Lucentlands Podcast! In this fascinating episode, hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie sit down with Grant and Natalie McMurray from Soil Organic Aromatherapy to delve into the world of sustainable agriculture and organic aromatherapy. Join us as we uncover the secrets behind essential oils, the challenges of organic farming, and the innovative future of agriculture.

Grant and Natalie McMurray, experts in the field, share their journey of pioneering organic farming in South Africa. They provide unique insights into the world of essential oils and how these aromatic compounds are not only transforming the wellness industry but also making strides in sustainable agriculture. Discover the complex science behind essential oils and how they play a vital role in organic farming practices.

In this eye-opening conversation, we explore the intricacies of organic certification and the rigorous standards that Soil Organic Aromatherapy adheres to. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges organic farmers face and the dedication required to maintain high-quality, eco-friendly products.

The McMurrays also discuss the need for increased research and education in the field of organic agriculture. Discover how they navigate the complexities of international trade and overcome non-tariff trade barriers to ensure their products meet global standards.

Join us on this enlightening journey into the world of organic aromatherapy and agriculture. Whether you're an aspiring farmer, a lover of essential oils, or simply curious about the sustainable practices that shape our world, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

Why listen:

Gain insights into the world of organic aromatherapy and sustainable agriculture.
Learn about the science behind essential oils and their impact on farming.
Understand the challenges and standards of organic certification.
Explore the innovative future of agriculture and essential oil production.
Discover how Soil Organic Aromatherapy overcomes international trade barriers.
Join us in this thought-provoking conversation that bridges the gap between agriculture and wellness, only on the Lucentlands Podcast!

Find Soil HERE:
https://soil.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
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Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


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Welcome to Episode 31 of the Lucentlands Podcast! In this fascinating episode, hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie sit down with Grant and Natalie McMurray from Soil Organic Aromatherapy to delve into the world of sustainable agriculture and organic aromatherapy. Join us as we uncover the secrets behind essential oils, the challenges of organic farming, and the innovative future of agriculture.

Grant and Natalie McMurray, experts in the field, share their journey of pioneering organic farming in South Africa. They provide unique insights into the world of essential oils and how these aromatic compounds are not only transforming the wellness industry but also making strides in sustainable agriculture. Discover the complex science behind essential oils and how they play a vital role in organic farming practices.

In this eye-opening conversation, we explore the intricacies of organic certification and the rigorous standards that Soil Organic Aromatherapy adheres to. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges organic farmers face and the dedication required to maintain high-quality, eco-friendly products.

The McMurrays also discuss the need for increased research and education in the field of organic agriculture. Discover how they navigate the complexities of international trade and overcome non-tariff trade barriers to ensure their products meet global standards.

Join us on this enlightening journey into the world of organic aromatherapy and agriculture. Whether you're an aspiring farmer, a lover of essential oils, or simply curious about the sustainable practices that shape our world, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

Why listen:

Gain insights into the world of organic aromatherapy and sustainable agriculture.
Learn about the science behind essential oils and their impact on farming.
Understand the challenges and standards of organic certification.
Explore the innovative future of agriculture and essential oil production.
Discover how Soil Organic Aromatherapy overcomes international trade barriers.
Join us in this thought-provoking conversation that bridges the gap between agriculture and wellness, only on the Lucentlands Podcast!

Find Soil HERE:
https://soil.co.za/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


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Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Episode 31 | Harvesting Nature's Essence: Soil Organic Aromatherapy and Sustainable Farming

Lucentlands September 28, 2023 3:48 pm

In Episode 30 of the Lucentlands Podcast, join hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie as they dive deep into the fascinating world of agricultural insurance. Their guest, Ebbe Rabie from Price Forbes Insurance, sheds light on the unique challenges faced by farmers and how innovative insurance solutions are making a significant impact on the industry.

Discover why agriculture is often referred to as a "factory without a roof" and why protecting crops is crucial for both individual farmers and the broader economy. Ebbe shares stories from his 32 years of experience in crop insurance, highlighting the stark difference between farmers who invest in insurance and those who don't.

One of the key innovations discussed in this episode is parametric insurance. Learn how this data-driven approach is transforming the agricultural insurance landscape. Ebbe demonstrates a live example of soil moisture insurance, showing how farmers can proactively manage risk based on historical weather data and statistics. Find out how this technology is not only effective but also cost-efficient.

The conversation delves into the importance of information and data in risk assessment. Louise and Ebbe explore how readily available data, such as historical weather events and climate change forecasts, can help farmers, insurers, and even re-insurers make more informed decisions. Discover the impact of communication on the global perception of agricultural regions during adverse weather events.

Don't miss this insightful episode that brings together the worlds of agriculture and insurance. Whether you're a farmer looking to protect your crops, an insurance professional seeking innovative solutions, or simply curious about the complexities of insuring a vital industry, this podcast offers valuable insights that you won't want to miss.

Tune in to Episode 30 of the Lucentlands Podcast to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and innovations in agricultural insurance, and how these factors influence the food on your table.

Learn more about Price Forbes here:

Website: http://priceforbes.co.za/
Ebbe Rabie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebberabie/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


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Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

In Episode 30 of the Lucentlands Podcast, join hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie as they dive deep into the fascinating world of agricultural insurance. Their guest, Ebbe Rabie from Price Forbes Insurance, sheds light on the unique challenges faced by farmers and how innovative insurance solutions are making a significant impact on the industry.

Discover why agriculture is often referred to as a "factory without a roof" and why protecting crops is crucial for both individual farmers and the broader economy. Ebbe shares stories from his 32 years of experience in crop insurance, highlighting the stark difference between farmers who invest in insurance and those who don't.

One of the key innovations discussed in this episode is parametric insurance. Learn how this data-driven approach is transforming the agricultural insurance landscape. Ebbe demonstrates a live example of soil moisture insurance, showing how farmers can proactively manage risk based on historical weather data and statistics. Find out how this technology is not only effective but also cost-efficient.

The conversation delves into the importance of information and data in risk assessment. Louise and Ebbe explore how readily available data, such as historical weather events and climate change forecasts, can help farmers, insurers, and even re-insurers make more informed decisions. Discover the impact of communication on the global perception of agricultural regions during adverse weather events.

Don't miss this insightful episode that brings together the worlds of agriculture and insurance. Whether you're a farmer looking to protect your crops, an insurance professional seeking innovative solutions, or simply curious about the complexities of insuring a vital industry, this podcast offers valuable insights that you won't want to miss.

Tune in to Episode 30 of the Lucentlands Podcast to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and innovations in agricultural insurance, and how these factors influence the food on your table.

Learn more about Price Forbes here:

Website: http://priceforbes.co.za/
Ebbe Rabie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebberabie/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Episode 30 | Ebbe Rabie | Insights into Agricultural Insurance Challenges and Innovations"

Lucentlands September 22, 2023 10:16 am

Welcome to Episode 29 of the Lucentlands Podcast! In this engaging episode, we sit down with Angelo Petersen, a visionary leader and trailblazer in the world of agriculture. Join us as we delve deep into the captivating journey of this seasoned agricultural expert who has not only cultivated success but is also sowing the seeds of positive change.

Angelo Petersen's story is a testament to the power of determination, passion, and the unwavering belief in the potential of agriculture to transform lives and communities. Growing up as a black South African, Angelo faced numerous challenges, including limited access to resources and information. Yet, he emerged as a prominent figure in the agricultural landscape, proving that with dedication and vision, one can overcome even the most formidable obstacles.

In this episode, Angelo shares his insights into the dynamic world of agriculture, revealing how innovation and technology are shaping the future of farming. Discover how he envisions Africa becoming a significant player in global food production and distribution. Gain valuable perspectives on sustainability, mentorship, and the importance of giving back to the community.

Angelo's passion for agriculture extends beyond his professional career. He's actively involved in initiatives aimed at promoting education, skills development, and scientific research within the industry. Learn about his endeavors to make the world a better place, not through handouts, but by empowering individuals with skills and opportunities.

Join us in this thought-provoking conversation that transcends the boundaries of agriculture and explores the broader themes of leadership, mentorship, and the boundless potential that lies within each of us. Whether you're a seasoned farmer, an aspiring entrepreneur, or simply curious about the future of agriculture, this episode is packed with wisdom and inspiration.

Why should you listen?

Gain unique insights into the world of agriculture from a seasoned expert.

Discover how innovation and technology are shaping the future of farming.

Explore the transformative power of mentorship and community engagement.

Be inspired by Angelo Petersen's journey from adversity to success.
Learn about initiatives aimed at making the world a better place through education and skill development.

Connect with Angelo HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelopetersen/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

Welcome to Episode 29 of the Lucentlands Podcast! In this engaging episode, we sit down with Angelo Petersen, a visionary leader and trailblazer in the world of agriculture. Join us as we delve deep into the captivating journey of this seasoned agricultural expert who has not only cultivated success but is also sowing the seeds of positive change.

Angelo Petersen's story is a testament to the power of determination, passion, and the unwavering belief in the potential of agriculture to transform lives and communities. Growing up as a black South African, Angelo faced numerous challenges, including limited access to resources and information. Yet, he emerged as a prominent figure in the agricultural landscape, proving that with dedication and vision, one can overcome even the most formidable obstacles.

In this episode, Angelo shares his insights into the dynamic world of agriculture, revealing how innovation and technology are shaping the future of farming. Discover how he envisions Africa becoming a significant player in global food production and distribution. Gain valuable perspectives on sustainability, mentorship, and the importance of giving back to the community.

Angelo's passion for agriculture extends beyond his professional career. He's actively involved in initiatives aimed at promoting education, skills development, and scientific research within the industry. Learn about his endeavors to make the world a better place, not through handouts, but by empowering individuals with skills and opportunities.

Join us in this thought-provoking conversation that transcends the boundaries of agriculture and explores the broader themes of leadership, mentorship, and the boundless potential that lies within each of us. Whether you're a seasoned farmer, an aspiring entrepreneur, or simply curious about the future of agriculture, this episode is packed with wisdom and inspiration.

Why should you listen?

Gain unique insights into the world of agriculture from a seasoned expert.

Discover how innovation and technology are shaping the future of farming.

Explore the transformative power of mentorship and community engagement.

Be inspired by Angelo Petersen's journey from adversity to success.
Learn about initiatives aimed at making the world a better place through education and skill development.

Connect with Angelo HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelopetersen/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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ANGELO PETERSEN | Nurturing Agriculture's Growth | Episode 29

Lucentlands September 12, 2023 11:59 am

Join us in this engaging episode of the Lucentlands Podcast, where hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie delve deep into the world of science and agriculture with the remarkable Xolelwa Zulu-Magwenyane. Xolelwa, an accomplished professional with a PhD in Chemistry and extensive experience in strategic research, development, and innovation, shares her incredible journey and insights.

Discover how Xolelwa's career has been shaped by her passion for innovation, technology, and management. Explore her fascinating background, from her educational pursuits at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Pretoria, where she earned her M.Sc. in Technology and Innovation Management, to her impactful roles at prestigious organizations.

Xolelwa's career highlights include her role as Acting Group Manager for Strategic Research, Development, and Innovation at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. She has overseen the development and implementation of CSIR's RD&I strategy, managed substantial investment funding, and fostered strategic RD&I partnerships. Her achievements in the fields of agriculture, health, manufacturing, and more make her a true trailblazer in the world of science and innovation.

In addition to her contributions at CSIR, Xolelwa served as the Science and Innovation Attaché at the British High Commission in Pretoria, where she played a pivotal role in promoting collaboration between the UK and South Africa in various sectors, including health, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Learn about Xolelwa's involvement in the Beef Genomics Program at the University of Pretoria, where she successfully managed a multi-million rand animal genetics program and attracted substantial third-party funding. Her work in coordinating program activities, managing resources, and fostering collaborations with international partners from Australia and Ireland has left a lasting impact on the field of agriculture.

Throughout the episode, Xolelwa emphasizes the importance of innovation, creativity, and technology in driving scientific advancements and industrial development. Her dedication to nurturing young talent and promoting research excellence is truly inspiring.

Don't miss this enlightening conversation that delves into the intersection of science, agriculture, and innovation. Whether you're a budding scientist, a seasoned professional, or simply curious about the future of agriculture, this episode offers valuable insights and a dose of inspiration.

Stay connected with Lucentlands for more thought-provoking discussions with industry leaders, innovators, and experts. Subscribe now and hit the notification bell to never miss an episode.

Find Xolelwa HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xolelwa-zulu-magwenyane-phd-cand-msc-technology-and-innovation-management-98211b4b/

Find Lucentlands HERE:
https://linktr.ee/lucentlands

Find the Lucentlands Podcast on your favorite player HERE:
https://linktr.ee/lucentlands.podcast

Join us in this engaging episode of the Lucentlands Podcast, where hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie delve deep into the world of science and agriculture with the remarkable Xolelwa Zulu-Magwenyane. Xolelwa, an accomplished professional with a PhD in Chemistry and extensive experience in strategic research, development, and innovation, shares her incredible journey and insights.

Discover how Xolelwa's career has been shaped by her passion for innovation, technology, and management. Explore her fascinating background, from her educational pursuits at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Pretoria, where she earned her M.Sc. in Technology and Innovation Management, to her impactful roles at prestigious organizations.

Xolelwa's career highlights include her role as Acting Group Manager for Strategic Research, Development, and Innovation at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. She has overseen the development and implementation of CSIR's RD&I strategy, managed substantial investment funding, and fostered strategic RD&I partnerships. Her achievements in the fields of agriculture, health, manufacturing, and more make her a true trailblazer in the world of science and innovation.

In addition to her contributions at CSIR, Xolelwa served as the Science and Innovation Attaché at the British High Commission in Pretoria, where she played a pivotal role in promoting collaboration between the UK and South Africa in various sectors, including health, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Learn about Xolelwa's involvement in the Beef Genomics Program at the University of Pretoria, where she successfully managed a multi-million rand animal genetics program and attracted substantial third-party funding. Her work in coordinating program activities, managing resources, and fostering collaborations with international partners from Australia and Ireland has left a lasting impact on the field of agriculture.

Throughout the episode, Xolelwa emphasizes the importance of innovation, creativity, and technology in driving scientific advancements and industrial development. Her dedication to nurturing young talent and promoting research excellence is truly inspiring.

Don't miss this enlightening conversation that delves into the intersection of science, agriculture, and innovation. Whether you're a budding scientist, a seasoned professional, or simply curious about the future of agriculture, this episode offers valuable insights and a dose of inspiration.

Stay connected with Lucentlands for more thought-provoking discussions with industry leaders, innovators, and experts. Subscribe now and hit the notification bell to never miss an episode.

Find Xolelwa HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xolelwa-zulu-magwenyane-phd-cand-msc-technology-and-innovation-management-98211b4b/

Find Lucentlands HERE:
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Empowering Science, Innovation, and Hope | Xolelwa Zulu-Magwenyane | Lucentlands Ep. 28

Lucentlands September 6, 2023 10:45 am

Join hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie in Episode 26 of Lucentlands Podcast as they delve into Morocco's agricultural journey with special guest Stephanie De Wit. 
From her unexpected move to Morocco to establishing Agri-Bianco, Stephanie shares her insights on the thriving food industry, supply chains, cultural integration, and the fascinating challenges and triumphs she's experienced. Discover how Morocco's unique climate and geographical location make it a hidden gem in the global food market. This captivating conversation uncovers the stories behind Moroccan agriculture's growth, its harmonious blend of cultures, and Stephanie's vision for the future of sustainable and integrated farming. Tune in for a taste of Morocco's rich flavors and inspiring ventures.

#MoroccoFoodFrontier #Agri-biancoJourney #AgriculturalInnovation #CulturalIntegration #sustainablefarming 

Fine Stephanie HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-de-wit/

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


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Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

Join hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie in Episode 26 of Lucentlands Podcast as they delve into Morocco's agricultural journey with special guest Stephanie De Wit.
From her unexpected move to Morocco to establishing Agri-Bianco, Stephanie shares her insights on the thriving food industry, supply chains, cultural integration, and the fascinating challenges and triumphs she's experienced. Discover how Morocco's unique climate and geographical location make it a hidden gem in the global food market. This captivating conversation uncovers the stories behind Moroccan agriculture's growth, its harmonious blend of cultures, and Stephanie's vision for the future of sustainable and integrated farming. Tune in for a taste of Morocco's rich flavors and inspiring ventures.

#MoroccoFoodFrontier #Agri-biancoJourney #AgriculturalInnovation #CulturalIntegration #sustainablefarming

Fine Stephanie HERE:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-de-wit/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


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Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Episode 26 Stephanie De Wit | Morocco's Food Frontier: From Desert to Table

Lucentlands August 9, 2023 9:57 am

In this groundbreaking episode 25 of the Lucentlands Podcast, we delve into the fascinating world of agriculture and drone technology. Join hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie as they sit down with the visionary Ken Treloar, co-founder of Aerobotics, a leading agri-tech company revolutionizing the farming landscape.

Ken takes us on a captivating journey, sharing his insights and experiences in utilizing drone technology to optimize farming practices. From precision agriculture to fruit sizing demos, he reveals how Aerobotics is transforming the industry with innovative solutions.

Discover the behind-the-scenes challenges faced by drone pilots, the cutting-edge methods for crop analysis, and the incredible impact on yields and sustainability. Gain invaluable knowledge as Ken discusses working with farmers, resellers, and even delves into insurance applications.

This episode is a treasure trove for agriculture enthusiasts and tech aficionados alike. Prepare to be inspired and enlightened as we explore the power of drones in shaping the future of farming.

Find Ken and Aerobotics HERE:

Ken on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-treloar/
Aerobotics: https://www.aerobotics.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

In this groundbreaking episode 25 of the Lucentlands Podcast, we delve into the fascinating world of agriculture and drone technology. Join hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie as they sit down with the visionary Ken Treloar, co-founder of Aerobotics, a leading agri-tech company revolutionizing the farming landscape.

Ken takes us on a captivating journey, sharing his insights and experiences in utilizing drone technology to optimize farming practices. From precision agriculture to fruit sizing demos, he reveals how Aerobotics is transforming the industry with innovative solutions.

Discover the behind-the-scenes challenges faced by drone pilots, the cutting-edge methods for crop analysis, and the incredible impact on yields and sustainability. Gain invaluable knowledge as Ken discusses working with farmers, resellers, and even delves into insurance applications.

This episode is a treasure trove for agriculture enthusiasts and tech aficionados alike. Prepare to be inspired and enlightened as we explore the power of drones in shaping the future of farming.

Find Ken and Aerobotics HERE:

Ken on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-treloar/
Aerobotics: https://www.aerobotics.com/

Find Lucentlands HERE:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucentlandsmedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucentlands
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucentlandsmedia/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucentlands
Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4j7ziljOnYRh05P5zfhjtc
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/lucentlands-podcast/id6444663167
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jOWIzYWJhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw

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Revolutionizing Agriculture with Ag-Tech | Aerobotics | Episode 25

Lucentlands July 24, 2023 9:33 am

In episode 24 of the Lucentlands podcast, hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie delve into the world of grape growing with their special guest, Andre Vermaak. Join them as they uncover the secrets to maximizing income and flavor in grape production. From the evolution of grape varieties to the impact of pruning techniques and market demands, Andre shares his extensive knowledge and experiences from his career as a grape grower. Discover the importance of adapting to new varieties, the challenges of consumer preferences, and the fascinating stories behind the growth of the industry. Whether you're a grape enthusiast, a farmer, or simply curious about the intricate world of fruit breeding, this episode will captivate your interest and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the art of grape cultivation.

Find Andre Here:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andre-vermaak-0678bb147/
Grapa Varieties Website: https://grapaes.com/

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Website: https://lucentlands.co.za/


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In episode 24 of the Lucentlands podcast, hosts Dewald Kirsten and Louise Brodie delve into the world of grape growing with their special guest, Andre Vermaak. Join them as they uncover the secrets to maximizing income and flavor in grape production. From the evolution of grape varieties to the impact of pruning techniques and market demands, Andre shares his extensive knowledge and experiences from his career as a grape grower. Discover the importance of adapting to new varieties, the challenges of consumer preferences, and the fascinating stories behind the growth of the industry. Whether you're a grape enthusiast, a farmer, or simply curious about the intricate world of fruit breeding, this episode will captivate your interest and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the art of grape cultivation.

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Grapa Varieties Website: https://grapaes.com/

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Episode 24 | Table Grape Growing Secrets Unveiled: Maximizing Income & Flavor

Lucentlands July 17, 2023 12:08 pm

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