Reshaping Agriculture in Africa
HISTORY Agri All Africa (AaA)  was born out of Agri SA (Agriculture South Africa), a federation of agricultural organisations, and one of the oldest and the most prominent South Africa’s organised agriculture unions, representing a well-developed agribusiness sector that supports agro processing, food production and a well-developed retail distribution sector. Both spontaneously and on request from African Governments, Agri SA member farmers started to migrate into Africa over the last ten years, spreading their expertise in commercial agriculture. In response, Agri SA decided in 2009 to create a committee (The African Policy Committee) to focus on the needs of these members and support the opportunity that these farmers offered agriculture development in Africa. The Africa Policy Committee received large numbers of requests for project support in Africa from the outset. However, as a non-profit organisation it was limited in its freedom of movement and lengths to which operational support could be rendered. Agri SA gave the committee a mandate to transform into a private company, designed to play a significant role in agriculture development across the continent. The famers’ organisations founded to create cooperation platforms in Mozambique (AgriSaMoz) and in the Republic of the Congo (Congo Agriculture), therefore expressed the intention to disband. The intention is to form local famers’ unions or create them. If they do not exist AaA will be at the service of those farmers as well. Summarizing AaA’s formative years, Agri SA: Established the Africa Committee in 2010 as the 7 th  national policy committee of Agri SA with Dr Theo De Jager as the first Chairperson.   Realized since the inception of the Africa Committee and due to its experiences in Africa  - inter alia with two associates Congo Agriculture (SA Farmers in the Republic of Congo) and AgriSaMoz (SA Farmers in the Republic of Mozambique) – that policy advocacy alone is not the only support that farmers need when focused on sustainable primary agricultural production. It is during the whole planning and preparing phase, the operasionalisation process and the implementation of business plans that a consistent support platform is direly needed. Gave this Committee’s Chairman, Mr Dirk Hanekom (he succeeded Dr De Jager in 2012), a mandate to convert this Committee into a privately owned, commercial company in March 2013. AaA was initially formed as a non-profit entity but has to transform itself into an operating commercial entity; and Receives regular feedback and progress reports on the current status of AaA which include the structures, business model, business plan, partnership development, agreements, board member identification and executive committee identification have been in development since. Entered into an agreement with AaA at the end of 2015 after the launch of that conceptual AaA platform in August 2015 to deal with its African related requirements on a consultancy basis. This made AaA an independent entity responsible for its identity and income. The intention therefore is to affiliate itself on the continental and regional level becoming relevant in various Regional Economic Communities inter alia through AaA regional partnerships and –platforms and involve local role players in the agricultural value chain everywhere where we are involved.  
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Reshaping Agriculture in Africa
HISTORY Agri All Africa (AaA)  was born out of Agri SA (Agriculture South Africa), a federation of agricultural organisations, and one of the oldest and the most prominent South Africa’s organised agriculture unions, representing a well-developed agribusiness sector that supports agro processing, food production and a well-developed retail distribution sector. Both spontaneously and on request from African Governments, Agri SA member farmers started to migrate into Africa over the last ten years, spreading their expertise in commercial agriculture. In response, Agri SA decided in 2009 to create a committee (The African Policy Committee) to focus on the needs of these members and support the opportunity that these farmers offered agriculture development in Africa. The Africa Policy Committee received large numbers of requests for project support in Africa from the outset. However, as a non-profit organisation it was limited in its freedom of movement and lengths to which operational support could be rendered. Agri SA gave the committee a mandate to transform into a private company, designed to play a significant role in agriculture development across the continent. The famers’ organisations founded to create cooperation platforms in Mozambique (AgriSaMoz) and in the Republic of the Congo (Congo Agriculture), therefore expressed the intention to disband. The intention is to form local famers’ unions or create them. If they do not exist AaA will be at the service of those farmers as well. Summarizing AaA’s formative years, Agri SA: Established the Africa Committee in 2010 as the 7 th  national policy committee of Agri SA with Dr Theo De Jager as the first Chairperson.   Realized since the inception of the Africa Committee and due to its experiences in Africa  - inter alia with two associates Congo Agriculture (SA Farmers in the Republic of Congo) and AgriSaMoz (SA Farmers in the Republic of Mozambique) – that policy advocacy alone is not the only support that farmers need when focused on sustainable primary agricultural production. It is during the whole planning and preparing phase, the operasionalisation process and the implementation of business plans that a consistent support platform is direly needed. Gave this Committee’s Chairman, Mr Dirk Hanekom (he succeeded Dr De Jager in 2012), a mandate to convert this Committee into a privately owned, commercial company in March 2013. AaA was initially formed as a non-profit entity but has to transform itself into an operating commercial entity; and Receives regular feedback and progress reports on the current status of AaA which include the structures, business model, business plan, partnership development, agreements, board member identification and executive committee identification have been in development since. Entered into an agreement with AaA at the end of 2015 after the launch of that conceptual AaA platform in August 2015 to deal with its African related requirements on a consultancy basis. This made AaA an independent entity responsible for its identity and income. The intention therefore is to affiliate itself on the continental and regional level becoming relevant in various Regional Economic Communities inter alia through AaA regional partnerships and –platforms and involve local role players in the agricultural value chain everywhere where we are involved.  
Website Maintained by a-Zuza I.T.
Copyright © 2017 Agri All Africa
HISTORY Agri All Africa (AaA)  was born out of Agri SA (Agriculture South Africa), a federation of agricultural organisations, and one of the oldest and the most prominent South Africa’s organised agriculture unions, representing a well-developed agribusiness sector that supports agro processing, food production and a well-developed retail distribution sector. Both spontaneously and on request from African Governments, Agri SA member farmers started to migrate into Africa over the last ten years, spreading their expertise in commercial agriculture. In response, Agri SA decided in 2009 to create a committee (The African Policy Committee) to focus on the needs of these members and support the opportunity that these farmers offered agriculture development in Africa. The Africa Policy Committee received large numbers of requests for project support in Africa from the outset. However, as a non-profit organisation it was limited in its freedom of movement and lengths to which operational support could be rendered. Agri SA gave the committee a mandate to transform into a private company, designed to play a significant role in agriculture development across the continent. The famers’ organisations founded to create cooperation platforms in Mozambique (AgriSaMoz) and in the Republic of the Congo (Congo Agriculture), therefore expressed the intention to disband. The intention is to form local famers’ unions or create them. If they do not exist AaA  will be at the service of those farmers as well. Summarizing AaA’s formative years, Agri SA: Established the Africa Committee in 2010 as the 7 th  national policy committee of Agri SA with Dr Theo De Jager as the first Chairperson.   Realized since the inception of the Africa Committee and due to its experiences in Africa  - inter alia with two associates Congo Agriculture (SA Farmers in the Republic of Congo) and AgriSaMoz (SA Farmers in the Republic of Mozambique) – that policy advocacy alone is not the only support that farmers need when focused on sustainable primary agricultural production. It is during the whole planning and preparing phase, the operasionalisation process and the implementation of business plans that a consistent support platform is direly needed. Gave this Committee’s Chairman, Mr Dirk Hanekom (he succeeded Dr De Jager in 2012), a mandate to convert this Committee into a privately owned, commercial company in March 2013. AaA was initially formed as a non-profit entity but has to transform itself into an operating commercial entity; and Receives regular feedback and progress reports on the current status of AaA which include the structures, business model, business plan, partnership development, agreements, board member identification and executive committee identification have been in development since. Entered into an agreement with AaA at the end of 2015 after the launch of that conceptual AaA platform in August 2015 to deal with its African related requirements on a consultancy basis. This made AaA an independent entity responsible for its identity and income. The intention therefore is to affiliate itself on the continental and regional level becoming relevant in various Regional Economic Communities inter alia through AaA regional partnerships and –platforms and involve local role players in the agricultural value chain everywhere where we are involved.  
Website Maintained by a-Zuza I.T.
Copyright © 2017 Agri All Africa
Reshaping Agriculture in Africa