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Session 1: Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion

Opening, welcoming and a brief outline of the course of the program

Francois Strydom | Chairperson, Agbiz

Agbiz Chairperson Francois Strydom, shares a word of welcome and extends his gratitude to the various panelists for their inputs. He explains the purpose of the virtual discussions and details how they will shape a clear understanding of the different role-player’s purpose in the agri value chain. He hopes that businesses will understand the food and fibre value chains better, realise how much we need each other and increase the favourability of localised production over imported goods.

Broad Overview of the Food Value Chain and topical issues

Dr John Purchase | CEO, Agbiz

CEO of Agricultural Business Chamber, Dr John Purchase gives an overview of the imperativeness of food security and the competitiveness of the South African agricultural and agri business sector, elements that are critical to ensuring that our country is food secure. He also speaks to the growing confidence in South Africa’s agriculture and agri business environment and explains the policies and legislation involved.

The Agriculture Master Plan

Professor Ferdi Meyer | Director, BFAP

Director of BFAB, Prof Ferdi Meyer talks about the reality of the South African agricultural sector, agro-processing and the planning process. He paints a picture of the agriculture master plan, a plan not only for agriculture but for many other sectors in the South African economy. He presents the different pillars of growth we see in the sector which link to the National Development Plan and explain how all these aspects can be put together. He also speaks to our understanding of a master plan and the importance of having a plan that is executable and realistically actionable.

Session 2: Meat industry

The themes for this video presentation is respectively:

  1. The different company’s view on the Agricultural Food Value Chain Approach to the Local Market.
  2. The Company's Agricultural Food Value Chain Approach in relation to access to the International Market.
  3. The economic impact that COVID-19 has on the industry.

Anchor: Dr John Purchase
Panel Members:

Marthinus Stander | CEO, Country Bird Holdings
Johann Kotzé | CEO, South African Pork Producers Organisation
Dewald Olivier | CEO, The South African Feedlot Association
Dr Danie Odendaal | Founder and director of Veterinarian Network (V-Net)

Session 3: Milling industry

The themes for this video presentation is respectively:

  1. The different company’s view on the Agricultural Food Value Chain Approach to the Local Market.
  2. The Company's Agricultural Food Value Chain Approach in relation to access to the International Market.
  3. The economic impact that COVID-19 has on the industry.

Anchor: Dr John Purchase
Panel Members:

De Wet Boshoff | Executive Director, AFMA
Boikanyo Mokgatle | Executive Director, National Chamber of Milling
Peter Lovelace | CEO, Ceoco

Session 4: Producers

The themes for this video presentation is respectively:

  1. The different company’s view on the Agricultural Food Value Chain Approach to the Local Market.
  2. The Company's Agricultural Food Value Chain Approach in relation to access to the International Market.
  3. The economic impact that COVID-19 has on the industry.

Anchor: Dr John Purchase
Panel Members:

Danie Minnaar | Chairperson, Senwes
Pierre Vercueil | President, Agri SA
Louw van Reenen | CEO, Beefmaster
Rudi Dicks | Head of the Project Management, Private Office of the President
Jannie de Villiers | CEO, Grain SA
Omri van Zyl | CEO, Agri SA

Session 5: Financing

Introduction to the importance of open, competitive value chains and financing in the system, including the extent of primary agricultural debt and the need for insurance.

Anchor: Dr John Purchase
Panel Members:

Nico Groenewald | Standard Bank
Dawie Maree | First National Bank
John Hudson | Nedbank
Louw Wildenboer | Absa
Gielie Swart | Santam

Session 6: Logistics

The themes for this video presentation is respectively:

  1. The different company’s view on the Agricultural Food Value Chain Approach to the Local Market.
  2. The Company's Agricultural Food Value Chain Approach in relation to access to the International Market.
  3. The economic impact that COVID-19 has on the industry.

Anchor: Dr John Purchase
Panel Members:

De Wet Boshoff | Executive Director, AFMA
Boikanyo Mokgatle | Executive Director, National Chamber of Milling
Peter Lovelace | CEO, Ceoco

Session 7: Safex Differential

Anchor: Dr John Purchase
Panel Members:

Chris Sturgess | JSE, Former director: Commodity Derivatives
Frans Dreyer | Senwes, Manager: Brokerage
Luan van der Walt | Grain SA, Economist
Johan Strauss | UFS, Lecturer
Stephan Kruger | Producer
Tjaart Kruger | Premier Foods Ltd, CEO

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