Webmaster November 20, 2018 Comments Off on FS PROVINCIAL RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

DESTEA through the Free State Provincial Research Advisory Committee, held a Round Table discussion discussing Agriculture, its contribution to the GDP, employment creatioIMG_9897n, challenges, growth forecast and recommendations.

Some of the concerns raised by sector participants was access to funding for emerging farmers, lack of training, technical and management skills, impactful and meaningful engagements between government stakeholders and infrastructure backlog.

Stakeholders who took part in the discussion include National Department of Agriculture, Provincial Departments of Agriculture, Premier, Cogta, Treasury, African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA), Free State Agriculture, Land Bank, University of Free State (Faculty of Agriculture), Central University of Technology, Motheo TVET College and Agricultural Research Council.

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