The high failure rate of land reform projects and emerging farmers has led to the founding of the Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Leadership an d Mentorship Development, an institution designed to address current challenges in the agricultural sector.
Willie Du Plessis, Director Agricultural Banking at Standard Bank says: “The Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Leadership and Mentorship Development is a response to calls by government for private/public partnerships in the agricultural sector. The venture established in partnership with the Stellenbosch University aims to link emerging farmers with the commercial agri-food value chain and promote economic development and growth. Standard Bank believes that by increasing access to education, information and the agricultural value chain, emerging farmers stand a better chance of making a meaningful contribution to the economy of the country.”
28.04.2010 / Agbiz in the news
Een van die grootste uitdagings om voedselsekuriteit in Suid-Afrika te verseker is ‘n tekort aan kundigheid en opvoeding oor dié kwessie, sê die LBK.
“Een van die grootste uitdagings om voedselsekuriteit in Suid-Afrika te verseker is ‘n tekort aan kundigheid en opvoeding oor die kwessie”, sê mnr. John Purchase, voorsitter van die Landboubesigheidskamer (LBK). Hy sê dié twee faktore speel ook ‘n groot rol in boere se vermoë om suksesvol te produseer.
26.04.2010 / Agbiz in the news
Two of South Africa’s milling giants,Pioneer Foods and Premier Foods, as well as Pride Milling and Godrich Flour Mills, have quit their membership of the National Chamber of Milling and are no longer required to submit sales information to the chamber.The move has caused alarm about the chamber’s ability to gather crucial industry information. This information is used by millers, farmers, the Reserve Bank and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). A lack of information will make it difficult to track the staple food trends and to calculate statistics like the gross domestic product (GDP).
25.04.2010 / Agbiz in the news