Our 15 November, our ‘Agro- and Aquaculture roundtable’ addressed Agro- and Aquaculture development opportunities in South Africa by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; WESGRO: and the Department of Trade and Industry. The roundtable was a follow-up session on the Operation Phakisa Seminar in 2015 by Mr. Sakhumzi Somyo, the Provincial Minister from the Eastern Cape.
Business opportunities and investment options in the Agro- and Aquaculture sectors in South Africa were highlighted. The roundtable addressed the growth potential of Agro-parks in South Africa and analysed agro-food chain innovation systems of agro-production, processing, logistics, marketing, training and extension services. Furthermore, attention was given to the high growth potential fo the South African Aquaculture sector due to the young nature of the industry and increasing demand for fish. This offers significant potential for rural development as explained in detail during the seminar.
The roundtable was moderated by SANEC General Manager Mark Agterdenbosch and took place on Tuesday the 15th of November 2016 from 11:00 till 13:-- at the WTC, The Hague.