The Poultry Bulletin - - FROM THE DESK -

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.

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