History of Agriculture
There are opportunities that come with these changes in the industry. ‘Farm-saved seed is a reality and will always be with us, but access to new cultivars is a must. New business development models must therefore be formed between Agbiz Grain and producers,’ Theron concluded.
The soybean levy will be administered by the SA Cultivar and Technology Agency (SACTA) and paid to seed companies according to their market share. SACTA is a non-profit company established to administer seed levies for all open-pollinated crops. Levies on wheat and barley for this purpose have already been collected and paid by SACTA for a second year.
Sustainable funding model for breeders
Performance would be rewarded
Attracting competition to the market
Seed price transparency
More control with regards to cultivars coming to the market – according to market needs