Potatoes South Africa, the mouthpiece of the potato industry, held the much-anticipated inaugural State of the Potato Industry Address (#SOPIA) on 5 May 2021. Guest speakers included Dr Brylyne Chitsunge, Pan African Parliament’s Ambassador for Food Security in Africa; and Economist, Thabi Nkosi. Willie Jacobs, CEO of Potatoes South Africa, delivered the keynote address. The master of ceremonies for the day was Penny Lebyane, radio DJ and well-known television hostess.
Themed #WhenHopeWhispers, the event shone a spotlight on the socio-economic challenges that many South Africans endured during the pandemic and showcased the indomitable spirit of South African potato producers during a time of unprecedented hardships.
To watch the virtual recording of SOPIA, click here.