Training and development
One month left to Avi Africa! Do not miss this, your annual event. It is your opportunity to meet a variety of suppliers under one roof, attend various talks, and network with your peers in the industry. Arrangements are well under way with all exhibitor stands having been booked and speakers confirmed. Credit for this goes to Louisa Nel who has worked tirelessly in ensuring this success. I look forward to seeing you there – 20 to 22 June, Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.
AGRISETA info sessions postponed
The AGRISETA has issued the following announcement about the Provincial AGRISETA road shows: Dear Stakeholders ‘Information sessions were planned nationally during the month of May 2017. However due to unforeseen circumstances, the AGRISETA has had to postpone the information sessions to the month of June 2017. New dates will be communicated once finalised, to re-register for these sessions. We regret for the inconveniences that might be incurred due to the short notice.
Mr Jerry Madiba Chief Executive Officer.’
Further to this announcement, SAPA applied for further commodity grant funding for PME, PMI and Facilitator training initiatives. Verbal feedback is that this funding will be approved in due course.
Fraudulent online activities
Iam happy to report that we are receiving positive feedback from people regards our website awareness message. People are contacting SAPA first to verify whether suppliers are legitimate or not. We need to keep on warning against fraudulent suppliers who I am sure will change their modus operandi and double their efforts to scam money.
Plans for this year’s Galliova awards are well underway and the venue for this year is the Landscap wine estate near Stellenbosch. This year sees the exciting introduction of the Broiler producers as joint sponsors of the awards with Broiler award categories added in for the first time in the history of the awards.
The Galliova Food and Health Writers’ Awards (Galli= Latin for chicken, ova = egg) are awarded annually to the best food and health writers in South Africa, whether writing for a magazine or newspaper. The food writer’s award recognises excellence in food writing, visual appeal,
food styling and the overall promotion of South Africa’s food culture. The health writers’ award recognises excellence in balanced and evidence based reporting on health, including nutrition related issues. The Galliova awards are sponsored by the Egg and Broiler Producers of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA).
The Award Categories and criteria 2017 are:
1. Galliova Food Writer of the Year (magazines).
All South African monthly magazine food writers are eligible to enter the Galliova Food Writer of the Year Award. Galliova Food Writer of the Year (newspapers and weekly titles). South African newspapers and weekly magazine food writers are eligible to enter the Galliova Food Writer of the Year award. The food writers for the above two awards need to show creativity, understanding of egg &/ chicken recipes and overall passion for food excellence in the entries.
2. The following criteria will be taken into account for the food writers’ awards
- originality and consistency of articles and recipes; relevant and informed use of eggs and/ or chicken; factually correct, concise, relevant and understandable recipes; writing - clarity, communication, easy and enjoyable reading; understanding and addressing specific target market needs; visual appeal and layout of article.
3. Health Writer of the Year.
Health media who have shown overall excellence in health writing, including understanding and informed referencing to eggs &/ chicken will be eligible to enter the Health Writer of the Year Award. This is open to magazines and newspapers. The following criteria will be taken into account for the health writers awards - originality, creativity and innovation; scientific accuracy; objectivity and balance, perspective and angle of article; relevant and informed use of eggs and/or chicken, linked to key health messages; contribution to contemporary debates and accessibility to target audience; and sources consulted.
4. Up and Coming Food or Health Writer of the Year.
Media who have been in the industry, as a food/health writer, for a maximum of four years will be eligible to enter the Up and Coming Food or Health Writer of the Year. The up and coming food writer would need to show creativity, understanding of egg and/or chicken recipes and overall passion for food excellence; provide information on the important role of eggs and/or chicken; the health benefits of eggs and/or chicken in the diet and general promotion of health and well-being.
5. Galliova Egg Champion.
The Galliova Egg Champion is awarded to the food writer that uses the most eggs, uses eggs in the most creative way, and uses the most visually appealing egg-related visuals. The health writer entering the Galliova Egg Champion award will need to inform readers in an inspiring and innovative manner about the health benefits of eggs as part of a balanced diet. A minimum of one main egg feature will need to form part of the Egg Champion submission.
6. Galliova Broiler Champion.
The Galliova Broiler Champion is awarded to the food writer that uses the most chicken, uses chicken in the most creative way and uses the most visually appealing chicken-related visuals. The health writer entering the Galliova Broiler Champion award will need to inform readers in an inspiring and innovative manner about the health benefits of chicken as part of a balanced diet. A minimum of one main chicken feature will need to form part of the Broiler Champion submission.¡