NERPO Press Releases

6th NERPO Annual Land and Agrarian Reform Information Day

Media invite

For Immediate release

25 February 2015

6th NERPO Annual Land and Agrarian Reform Information Day

The National Emergent Red Meat Producers Organisation (NERPO) cordially invites members of the media to attend the 06th NERPO Land and Agrarian Reform Information Day to be held as follows:

Venue: Carnarvon Estate- Sterkstroom, Eastern Cape

Date: 06 March 2015

Time: 08h00 – 14h00

 

Guest Speakers

Mr Senzeni Zokwana: Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha: Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

As an annual event, the information day has become a key event for expression and demonstration of NERPO strategies that we believe can contribute immensely to successful land reform and rural development in the country.  This year, under the theme “Understanding your Livestock Markets”, NERPO will also on the launch its 2015 flagship project, the NERPO Livestock Syndicate which is aimed at integrating South African smallholder livestock farmers in the red meat value chain, not only as producers and suppliers but share ownership of key segments of the red meat value chain. On the day, NERPO will also kick-start its national road show to promote its idea of launching the “Agricultural Cooperative Bank”. 

Mr Aggrey Mahanjana, NERPO Group Managing Director said smallholder farmers have always been producers and suppliers but never owners or shareholders of any other segments of the value chains. This, according to him has been the major contribution to their un-sustainability as they remained price takers both from the input and output sides. NERPO believes that the participation of smallholder livestock farmers, as owners or shareholders in the entire red meat value chain, will stimulate primary agricultural production, create jobs and improve incomes along the agro-food value chain. “The NERPO Livestock Syndicate Project aims at making this integration a reality for our farmers,” said Mr Mahanjana.

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Inquiries

Mr Aggrey Mahanjana

NERPO Group Managing Director  

Tel: +27 (0)12 348 8566

Cell: +27 (0)82 556 7297 or +27 (0)72 768 0238

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