Congress 2015 I Custodianship- Agri SAAgri SA

2017 Kommoditeitskongres

Bereik voedselsekuriteit en bevorder volhoubare landbou-aktiwiteite

Die tema gaan fokus op markte vir landbou-produkte verseker en voortbou, voedselsekuriteit in die publieke bewussyn, koördineerende ontwikkeling en meer.

Congress Programme

 

27 Februarie 2017
08:00 – 13:00 COMMODITY CHAMBER MEETING VENUE: Vergelegen

Members only

13:00 – 14:00 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND FINGER LUNCH VENUE: Somerset Suite
14:00 – 14:15 WORD OF WELCOME Harry Prinsloo (Chairperson, Agri SA Commodity Chamber)
14:15 – 14:30 SCRIPTURE READING AND PRAYER Danie O’Kennedy (Dutch Reformed Church – Helderberg)
14:30 – 16:00 SECURING AND EXPANDING MARKETS FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Market access and developing new markets are multi-dimensional and requires amongst others a dynamic and competitive agro-food complex. It relates to a growing local economy and employment creation as well as expanding international markets and market access based on free and fair competition. It also requires a local economic environment free of abuse of dominance by all parties involved in the value chain of food and fiber.

INTRODUCTION: Jannie de Villiers (CEO, Grain SA)

PANELLISTS:

Wiehahn Victor (Canning Fruit Producers’ Association)

Achmad Brinkhuis (South African Poultry Association – SAPA)

Frikkie Maré (Free State University)

Omri van Zyl (Agri SA)

16:00 – 16:15 MESSAGE FROM SANTAM AGRICULTURE
16:15 – 16:45 REFRESHMENTS
16:45 – 18:15 COMPETING DEMANDS ON NATURAL RESOURCES: POLICY AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Mining, shale gas development, renewable energy requirements, related policy and legislation will impact on an optimum outcome for all sectors. Commodity organisations deem a proper stock take in this regard as of paramount importance.

INTRODUCTION: Wayman Kritzinger (Chairperson, Agri SA’s Natural Resources
Policy Committee)

PANELLISTS:

Paul Lochner (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – CSIR)

Mthozami Xiphu (South African Oil & Gas Alliance – SAOGA)

Saliem Fakir (World Wide Fund for Nature – WWF)

Tobias Bischoff-Niemz (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – CSIR)

Henk van Wyk (President, Agri Northern Cape)

18:15 – 18:30 MESSAGE FROM NEDBANK
18:30 COCKTAILS VENUE: Grand Ball Room
28 Februarie 2017
08:00 – 08:30 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS VENUE: Somerset Suite
08:30 – 08:50 WORD OF WELCOME AND HIGHLIGHTS OF PREVIOUS DAY’S PROCEEDINGS Harry Prinsloo (Chairperson, Agri SA Commodity Chamber)
08:50 – 10:15 COORDINATED DEVELOPMENT AND PURPOSE SPECIFIC FINANCING

Government and commodity organisations are involved in developmental activities but there
appears not to be sufficient synergy in this regard. What should be put in place with respect to
medium to long term partnerships and how should role clarification be solidified:

  • e.g how should the financing of developmental efforts be pursued;
  • e.g. ownership transfer and general financing of developmental efforts, and
  • e.g. post settlement support, training, extension service and disaster management support.

INTRODUCTION: Joyene Isaacs (Head, Elsenburg)

PANELLISTS:

TP Nchocho (Land Bank)

Henry Minnaar (Agri Mentor)

Kobus Pienaar (Woolworths)

Aggrey Mahanjana (AFASA)

10:15 – 10:20 MESSAGE FROM WOOLWORTHS
10:20 – 10:50 REFRESHMENTS
10:50 – 12:15 DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Disaster management is in a state of flux. What should a PPP, if so required, entail what does
government intend doing enhancing a clear framework in this regard and what timelines will be
put in place bringing a roadmap in this regard towards conclusion?

INTRODUCTION: Johannes Möller (President, Agri SA)

PANELLISTS:

Jaco Minnaar (Grain SA)

Pierre Venter (Banking Association South Africa – BASA)

SK Makinana (National Wool Growers Association – NWGA)

Johan Pienaar (Agri SA)

12:15 – 13:30 FOOD SECURITY AS DRIVER OF PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

How is the agricultural sector and specifically commodity organisations expected to contribute to
and embrace food security in relation to the largely urbanized South African population, rural
poverty, political imperatives, trade realities (including effective engagement with institutions like
the OIE and WTO also in relation to SPS matters) and expected increases of South Africa’s aridity
index in the long term.

INTRODUCTION: Phakamani Hadebe (CEO, Barclays Africa)

PANELLISTS:

Rico Basson (VinPro)

Jannie de Villiers (Grain SA)

Konanani Liphadzi (Fruit SA)

13:30 – 13:45 SUMMARY: Pieter Prinsloo (Deputy chairperson, Agri SA Commodity Chamber)
13:45 – 13:55 MESSAGE FROM MONSANTO
13:55 – 14:30 LIGHT LUNCH
14:30 DEPARTURE

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