About the Symposium
The ARC, Land Bank and NAMC have signed a tripartite MOU to collaborate in hosting an annual Research Symposium.
The main purpose of the Research Symposium is to find common solutions to common challenges that plague the agricultural sector. The symposium is hosted against the background of interesting global developments such as Brexit and the worst drought in South Africa in 100 years. Through this collaboration, the three institutions seek to bring some of these developments into sharper focus and discuss research and policy solutions. Hence, the symposium gathers all stakeholders across the sector, banking, academia and farming associations to lend weight onthe current agricultural discourse.
It is anticipated that by the end of the Symposium, each of the three institutions will have concrete messages to take back as “homework” to integrate into respective annual strategic plans.