April has been very busy on the transformation front. Appreciating the fact that no single institution can successfully embark on a transformation agenda without the involvement of other stakeholders, SAPA understands that transformation of the poultry industry has to be a multi-stakeholder ambition. With this in mind, SAPA has sought to engage all stakeholders involved in implementing poultry programmes.
The first multi-stakeholder meeting was held on 19 April
Transformation drives forward as egg export prospects grow 2016 at the Independent Development Corporate (IDC) offices in Sandton Johannesburg. In attendance were SAPA, Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) and the IDC. The stakeholders all agreed that there needs to be better coordination of all the efforts that are directed at poultry development, such as the CASP programme from DAFF, industrialist support programmes from the dti, land acquisition and recapitalisation programmes from DRDLR, to mention a few. There was also agreement that there needs to be pooling of resources, particularly financial, in order to achieve more with less.
The group was not naïve to the issues and the challenges that lay ahead, but were also not shy of putting their heads together for a