SAAFoST Northern Branch Lecture

Climate Smart Agriculture and What it Means for Food Security

Speaker: Prof Mary Scholes. School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Prof Mary Scholes is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand and serves as the Director of Graduate Affairs at Wits. Her research activities focus on soil fertility, food security and biogeochemistry in savannahs, plantation forests and croplands.
She is currently actively involved in monitoring the impacts, on human health and the environment, of the new power stations in the Waterberg. She serves as the vice-chairperson for the International Committee of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, is the Secretary General for the Scientific Council on Problems in the Environment and chairs the advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. Her publication record is extensive; she has mentored over 60 postgraduate students, has been awarded the Vice-Chancellors Teaching and Research awards, is a fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa and of the South African Academy of Science and is a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.

Date:

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Venue:

3M South Africa.
Address: 146a, Kelvin Drive, Woodmead, Johannesburg.
Directions: see end of notice.

Programme:

16:20: Arrival at reception area & welcome by 3M
16:30 to 17:45: Introduction to 3M & tour of Customer Innovation Centre
17:55 for 18:00: Welcome & speaker introduction
18:00 to 19:00: Presentation, discussion & thanks
19:00 to 20:00: Light dinner, socialising & networking
20:00: Closure

WARNING - prepare for the usual heavy afternoon traffic in this area by leaving work early and arriving in time for the tour!

Cost:

R70 per person for dinner.
Attendance of the tour and/or lecture only is free but booking is essential in order to gain access to the site.

Booking:

Please book through Irene Burke - not later than Monday 26 May.

By e-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or
By Fax: 086 698 4784 or
By Telephone: 012- 349 2788

Kindly provide the following information:
Name(s) of all attendees:
Company:
Tel:
Fax:
E-mail:
Number of people for tour only:
Number of people for lecture only:
Number of people for dinner tour and lecture:
Indicate whether vegetarian fare is required:

Payment method: Cash only, on the day please.

Cancellation:

If you cannot make it, please cancel by Monday 26 May or, preferably, send someone in your place. Anyone who registers for the dinner and does not attend will regrettably have to be invoiced.

Directions:

From Johannesburg International Airport
  • Take R24 highway to Johannesburg
  • At Gilloolys interchange take N3 to Pretoria
  • Take N1 North - keep left
  • Take the Woodmead off ramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side

From Sandton (Katherine Street)

  • Follow Katherine Street towards Wendywood
  • Katherine Street becomes Bowling Avenue as you cross over South Road
  • Turn right at the intersection of Bowling Avenue and Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.

From Sandton (Rivonia Road)

  • Follow Rivonia Road, heading towards the Concrete Highway
  • Turn right into Kelvin Drive (Just after Fordsdicks BMW, at the Pavilion Shopping Centre)
  • Pass Morning Glen Shopping Centre, cross over Bowling Avenue.
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.

From Pretoria

  • From Pretoria, take the N1 South
  • At the N1/M1 split (after the Allandale Road off ramp) take the M1 towards Johannesburg
  • Take the Woodmead off ramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side