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 enable businesses in the South African agricultural value chains to operate competitively and sustainably in the domestic environment, and on a global basis.
Agbiz and its members cooperate positively, dynamically, creatively and with integrity to foster conditions for the sector to grow inclusively.
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 Annelien Collins.
The fruit industry has established a fruit desk – Agbiz Fruit – at Agbiz in January 2019. Experienced in targeted communications and research on industrial, trade, and agricultural policy, global economic governance, and regional integration, Mr Wolfe Braude currently manages the Agbiz Fruit Desk.
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