The Poultry Bulletin - - TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - By Christopher Ma­son

It’s only a mat­ter of weeks be­fore the much-awaited Avi Africa 2016 is upon us. Plan­ning for this year’s con­fer­ence and ex­hi­bi­tion started shortly af­ter the 2015 Avi Africa fin­ished, and it prom­ises to be an in­for­ma­tive week with a va­ri­ety of top­ics be­ing pre­sented by the dif­fer­ent speak­ers. The theme this year is ‘Trans­for­ma­tion… Our jour­ney con­tin­ues’. I cer­tainly look for­ward to meet­ing you, the pro­ducer, at this year’s event.

AAvi Africa

Tvi Africa takes shape while train­ing lifts off he Avi Africa pro­gramme is al­most fi­nalised and will be sent to mem­bers with this year’s An­nual Re­port and the min­utes from the 2015 Congress. There will be a va­ri­ety of in­ter­est­ing talks tak­ing place. A cou­ple of sem­i­nars have been planned - the first on ex­ports and the sec­ond on ven­ti­la­tion. On the day of the AGMS, a SAPA strat­egy ses­sion is planned. Please note that this is open to SAPA mem­bers only and closed to non-mem­bers.

The prac­ti­cal ses­sions have been de­signed to pro­vide you the pro­ducer with valu­able in­sight on mat­ters that af­fect your busi­ness. I would like to en­cour­age all vis­i­tors to par­tic­i­pate in these in­for­ma­tive ses­sions. I would also like to en­cour­age you to visit the ex­hi­bi­tion ar­eas and to please sup­port the ex­hibitors who have in­vested their time and money in en­sur­ing that you de­rive value from your

par­tic­i­pa­tion at Avi Africa.


Iam pleased to in­form you that the AGRISETA has given SAPA a fur­ther R500 000 to­wards in­dus­try train­ing ini­tia­tives. The con­tin­ued sup­port of the AGRISETA is val­ued and it is our re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure that they get a Re­turn on In­vest­ment through qual­ity train­ing ini­tia­tives.

DAFF funded train­ing

There has been a slight de­lay in the pay­ment of the sec­ond tranche in terms of the Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing. I am hop­ing that the fund­ing will be paid over dur­ing May. DAFF are happy with the way the project has been run and are sat­is­fied with the out­comes to date. For those pro­duc­ers who have sub­mit­ted farmer train­ing pro­file forms, as soon as we have re­ceived the fund­ing, you

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