Agricultural sector bullish about its role in South African economic recovery

While the Agricultural Research Council, the Land Bank and the National Agricultural Marketing Council initiated their collaboration in March 2017, the need to strengthen the partnership was soon recognised, and the inclusion of the Perishable Products Export Control Board and the Onderstepoort Biological Products as key state owned organisations with capacity to influence South African agriculture through collaboration resulted.

This collaboration is not limited to the five state owned entities. Participation of government departments, notably Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, the Department of Science and Technology and the private sector through an effective public-private partnership is central to the success of…

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