The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in conjunction with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) hosted a virtual trade awareness webinar on the 13 September 2023. This webinar targeted emerging grains, soya and dry beans producers and traders as well as Farmer Production Support Units (FPSUs), extension officers in the provinces and government officials.

The main aim of the webinar was to raise awareness on all critical aspects of the trade and export value chain for those interested to participate in trade either directly or indirectly. Topics to be covered included the government incentives (funding) and support measures offered to prospective traders, as well as the relevant standards required for trade and exports of grains, soya and dry beans.


Following Presentation are included in the Zip folder:

  • Presentation 01: Export marketing (EMIA) incentives: Ms Nkateko Ngobeni – The DTIC
  • Presentation 02: The support provided to black Grain farmers by SACTA and how it can be accessed by emerging black grain producers: Mr Andrew Bennett and Mr Sandile Mahlangu – South African Cultivar & Technology Agency (SACTA)
  • Presentation 03: SAGRA’s involvement in supporting emerging black grains producers: Dr Roy Shoko – South African Grain Farmers Association (SAGRA)
  • Presentation 04: Economics and future of the grain industry: Grains export opportunities for farmers: Dr Sandile Ngcamphalala – GrainSA
  • Presentation 05: Practical aspects to consider to produce dry beans for export markets: Mr Chris Kleingeld – Dry Beans Organization
  • Presentation 06: Dry beans as an inter- crop with grains: opportunities, risks and realties: Mr Success Mdluli – Project Manager: Zamukele
  • Presentation 07: Regulatory food safety and quality requirements and principles to consider for grains & beans (maize, soya and dry beans exports): Mr Malose Fache – Directorate: Food Safety & Quality Assurance (DALRRD)
  • Presentation 08: Update & opportunities for Grains under the AfCFTA negotiations: Ms Victoria Ndou – Directorate: International Trade Promotions (DALRRD)