Presentations at Agbiz information day share glimmer of hope

Source: Agbiz e-newsletter, 20 November 2020, photo credit: Google Images/Cape Business News

Agbiz hosted a very successful face-to-face half-day information session for members and other role players on 13 November 2020 in Pretoria. Delegates had the opportunity to join the event in-person or follow the live streaming. 

The sessions focused on current challenges in the policy and legislation environment, as well as developments and opportunities in the agribusiness sector.

Theo Venter of North-West University and Prof. Ferdi Meyer of BFAP were the guest speakers.

The programme and presentations are available here:


Agbiz and its role in South Africa’s economy – Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

The forces at play in the political economy today – Theo Venter, NWU Business School

Agriculture in times of the pandemic – Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz chief economist

Legislation that drives and influences agricultural development  – Theo Boshoff, Agbiz head of Legal Intelligence

Perspectives on the South African agricultural commodity outlook – Prof. Ferdi Meyer (Pretoria) / Gerhard van der Burgh (Paarl), Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP)

A video recording of the day’s proceedings can be viewed here.

The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.