Agricultural Trusts

The Agricultural Trusts Division was established to manage and coordinate the communication process between the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Agricultural Industry Trusts. The Agricultural Industry Trusts are bodies that were established after the disbandment of the former control boards during the market deregulation process in 1996. The assets of the control boards were then transferred into these Agricultural Trusts.

Agricultural Industry Trusts

The Agricultural Trusts Division is responsible for the nomination process of the Ministerial trustees, and advice the Minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries with proposed names who then do appointment.

Industry Transformation Support

Through the Council, the Transformation Review Committee (TRC) was established in 2014, to independently review, comment and provide inputs to the transformation business plans supplied by the industries; to monitor the transformation activities supported by the industries, and to establish how government can collaborate with industries in support of transformation.

Agri-Trust Digest

Agri-Trust Digest is a monthly report that is produced by the National Agricultural Marketing Council through the Agricultural Industry Trusts Division. The publication aims to communicate developments as they happen around the different agricultural trusts.

FANRPAN Digest

FANRPAN Digest is a monthly report that is produced by the National Agricultural Marketing Council through the Agricultural Industry Trusts Division. The publication aims to communicate developments as they happen within Food Agriculture Natural Resource Policy Analysis Networks

Transformation Digest

Agri-Transformation Digest is a monthly report that is produced by the National Agricultural Marketing Council through the Agricultural Industry Trusts Division. The publication aims to communicate transformation developments as they happen around the agricultural industries.

Upcoming Events

24 January 2019 Winter Cereal Trust Board Meeting, Grain building Lynwood.

Upcoming Events

8 February 2019 NAMC, Minister and Transformation managers engagement
28 February 2019 Wool Trust Board Meeting, Wool Exchange room Port Elizabeth.

Upcoming Events

12 March 2019 Potatoes SA Transformation Committee

Upcoming Events

 23 May 2019 Potato Industry Development Trust: Board of Trustees Meeting

Upcoming Events

18 September 2019 Potatoes SA Congress

Upcoming Events

8 October 2019 Potatoes SA Transformation Committee

Upcoming Events

4 December 2019 Potato Industry Development Trust: Board of Trustees Meeting

New Developments

Transformation Review Committee

  • A successful workshop was convened,
  • Draft transformation guidelines were shared with the industry, and inputs were received,
  • The following industry transformation proposals were received and responded to:
    • Cotton South Africa,
    • Milk South Africa
    • Red Meat Industry Forum,
    • South African Poultry Association (on eggs),

Industry Trust Developments

  • Oil and Protein Seeds Development Trust has approved the appointment of a second Ministerial Trustee to serve in the Board of Trustees,
  • Industry stakeholder agreed to the appointment of two Directors to serve on South Africa Cultivar and Technology Agency (SACTA), representing the Minister.

Ministerial Submission in progress

The process of appointment of Ministerial Trustees has started and an announcement will be made in due course for the following Trusts:

  • Red Meat Research Development Trust (RMRDT),
  • Potato Industry Development Trust,
  • South Africa Cultivar and Technology Agency (SACTA)

 

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