Agbiz is a voluntary, dynamic and influential association of agribusinesses operating in South and southern Africa. Agbiz's function is to ensure that agribusiness plays a constructive role in the country's economic growth, development and transformation, and to create an environment in which agribusinesses of all sizes and in all sectors can thrive, expand and be competitive.
The strategic intent of Agbiz is to advocate for and facilitate a favourable agribusiness environment in order for its members to perform competitively and sustainably.
Agbiz is an inclusive, voluntary association of agribusinesses that co-operates positively and acts dynamically, creatively and with integrity. The culture of Agbiz is to subscribe to the values of ethical business, accountability, leadership, trust, competence, quality service and excellent communication.
To provide a dedicated service to specific sectors and industries, Agbiz amended its constitution in 2014 to make provision for the establishment of semi-autonomous Desks to service the specialised needs not addressed by the major focus areas of Agbiz. The following Desks have been established and are functioning very well:
In 2014 the Agbiz Grain Desk, with the storers of grain as members and formerly known as the Grain Silo Industry, was established. The Agbiz Grain Desk is very competently managed by Mr Wessel Lemmer, with assistance from Ms Annalien Collins.
The wine and liquor industries have established a WineBiz Desk at Agbiz, with Mr Michael Mokhoro very ably managing the Desk as he engages with government on issues specific and relevant to these industries, including the Liquor Amendment Bill.
The fruit industry has established a fruit desk – Agbiz Fruit – at Agbiz in January 2019. Trade expert Ms Stephanie van der Walt manages Agbiz Fruit.
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