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The Poultry Bulletin - - LOCAL NEWS - Dr Char­lotte Nkuna

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

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