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THE NEW RMRDSA PROGRAMMES FOR CATTLE AND SMALL STOCK RESEARCH


The Red Meat Research Development South Africa (RMRD SA) Planning Committee identified seven programmes during a strategy workshop in 2019. It was anticipated that these programmes will form the basis for future research priorities. Research implies the furtherance, assimilation and improvement of knowledge in the agricultural and related sciences through original and other investigations (surveys) and methods of a scientific nature to the advancement of agriculture. Development refers to activities by which knowledge, acquired through research, is utilised. Technology transfer implies the transfer of knowledge, techniques and processes for the application
thereof.


The following important aspects were taken into consideration in designing and documenting the programme contents:
  • Cross-cutting information dissemination
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Economic impact of return on revenue
  • Sustainability with the three pillars, namely environmental, economic, and social integration

Industry experts in the field compiled the programme content, building on the existing RMRD SA research and development plan, which has been in use since 2010. 

PROGRAMMES (can be regarded as priority areas)




The programmes and the convenors are summarised in the table below:


P1.

Sustainable natural resource utilisation

Mr GM Schutte (RPO)

Mr A Mahanjana (NERPO)

P2.

Competitiveness through improvement of livestock and forage (to improve sustainability, food security and efficiency of resource use)

Dr Theuns Laas (SAFLA)

P3.

Anticipation and mitigation of agricultural risks to create a resilient red meat sector

Mr GM Schutte (RPO)

Mr A Mahanjana (NERPO)

P4.

Sustainable animal health and welfare for the red meat sector

Dr P Vervoort (NAHF)

P5.

Solutions, processes and technologies that will enhance the production and processing of animal products

Dr G Neethling (RMAA)

P6.

Consumer and market development of the red meat sector

Mr D Olivier (SAFA)

P7.

Commercialisation of the emerging sector

Dr FV Nherera-Chokuda (NERPO)



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