The industry has been facing several challenges over the last few years. These have detracted from the efforts and the intentions of the industry to transform. The industry has, however, progressed with the transformation of the SAPA secretariat as well as the SAPA Board. The work of transforming the industry itself will be a priority for the SAPA Board. This said, there are several initiatives by individual companies and groups of companies who are busy implementing significant transformation activities that will see an increase in the participation of black producers and other service providers in the value chains. Most of the activities are in the egg industry, but it is envisaged that these will flow over to the broiler industry.
SAPA remains committed to assisting government in its drive to make poultry inclusive. SAPA has, over the last few years, provided technical expertise to government to assist in implementation of government-led projects. The future requires equal partnership between government and the industry in order to effect meaningful transformation. SAPA will play an integral role in this process.