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Pretoria | March 16th, 2017
Where it Started
A red meat industry workshop held during the 2016 Aldam (The Stockman School) established broad consensus amongst the participants present that the red meat industry and the consumer could benefit from a systemic strategic industry upgrade. It further concluded that strategic interventions will be vital to differentiate the core product and move away from meat being a commodity. Establishing a sustainable and profitable strategy will unlock future value for the whole value chain; the introduction of new initiatives will become essential to improve the competitiveness of the SA red meat industry in the world market.
Where we are Going
Subsequent to the Stockman School, the Federation of Primary Red Meat Producers (RPO and NERPO) as well as the RMIF (Red Meat Industry Forum) supported the BGP PC objective to conduct a Red Meat Industry workshop during the first quarter of 2017 with the aim to establish a strategic roadmap for the SA Red Meat Industry to become a world-class competitor.
"Unlocking value for every actor in the SA red meat industry and becoming a world class competitor"
There remains a vast opportunity through improved genetic material and better management systems to increase the production among especially small, emerging and subsistence farmers. [RPO Industry Report 2016]
What we are Doing
Our preparatory process consists of the following steps:
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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
1134 Park street, Hatfield, Pretoria
P.O. Box 8783, Pretoria, 0001,
S 25° 44' 55. 8" E 28° 14' 14. 0"
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Mr Zokwana is the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa with effect from 26 May 2014. He is also Chairperson of the South African Communist Party, a member of the Central Committee and a Member of Parliament.
Will head up the committee which advises the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) on projects to benefit developing countries
He serves on various Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) committees and NEDLAC task teams.
VinPro was established in 2003 to render professional and need-driven consultation services in viticulture.
Johan Willemse is well known as an agricultural economist , column writer on agri markets and economics.
Dave Osborne has extensive experience in pig production and is responsible for the overall operations of the Number Two Piggeries Group.
Prof Maiwashe is currently employed as a General Manager for the Animal Production Campus of the Agricultural Research Council. He obtained a BSc (Agric) degree from the University of Venda. He graduated his BSc (Agric) Honours and MSc (Agric) with Cum Laude from the University of Free State. He holds a PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics from Colorado State University.
Please revisit this programme and note small changes that may occur. Revision date: 6 March 2017
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Balanced, inclusive representation from a wide variety of actors is sought and therefore it may not be possible to accommodate a large number of delegates from the same industry grouping.
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