SACTA acknowledges the importance of transformation in the South African agricultural landscape and will make an active contribution towards it by using 20% of all distributable funds for transformation. Breeding companies have the responsibility to apply such funds according to the NAMC guidelines for transformation with annual reporting on progress made towards transformational business plans. A focus on capacity building within the breeding and seed industry will bring forth breeders, agronomists and seed producers for the future. Added to the existing levies of the relevant trusts, this joint pool of funds will have significant benefits for agricultural transformation in South Africa.

The administration of SACTA is handled by L&L Agricultural Services – Trust and Company Administrators. The representative SACTA Board of Directors is committed to ensure food security through the development of new genetics and technology for open-pollinated crops.

Bursaries & Interns

The population from which agriculture will appoint the next several generations of employees will be of the younger generation, and South Africa’s youth must develop the skills needed to build a resilient agricultural sector.

Policies aimed at stimulating growth will be successful only if the supply of skills is adequately addressed. The focus of the bursary and internship programme is on breeding and technology studies or other specific crop-related studies, which will benefit the production of such crops.

The studies must be undertaken on an Honours, Masters or Doctorate level. Should you wish to know more about the SACTA Bursary Scheme, please click on “Read More” and you will be directed to the Agrimanage website where the criteria, scope, and application form may be viewed.

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Socio Economic Development

SACTA focusses on Enterprise Development and Skills and Training. However, SACTA does consider applications for funding of smaller projects in the socio-economic environment. In this category, the focus will be to support projects that involve water supply and infrastructure improvements to rural schools.