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.
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