Spudding roots at the South African Women Agricultural Union Congress

Potatoes SA’s Marketing Department exhibited and presented at the South African Women Agricultural Union (SAWAU) Congress held on 28 October 2021 at Saint George’s Hotel and Conference Centre. What made this event memorable was that it took place on SAWAU’s 90th birthday. Since October 1931, SAWAU has strived to link women across cultural borders around the country and has provided training towards the development of women.

Potatoes SA sent representatives to the Congress, which was themed: “Honor the past, celebrate virtues and embrace the future”. It is uplifting to see organisations that inspire women and marginalised groups to stand up, get equipped and be empowered to arise. Women – like potatoes – form the backbone of communities, and events such as these blow the trumpet for women in agriculture. Potatoes SA was well received, and it was uplifting to see an exchange of potato inspired recipes with members (many of whom are senior citizens), eager to share family recipes that were passed down from one generation to the other, and now with Potato Nation.

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