During the reporting period, 1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016, the Trust met regularly to discuss and decide about matters that will benefit the oilseeds industry and specifically sunflower, soybean, groundnut and canola.
During the period under review, R18 906 114 was approved in respect of research projects, provision of information and technology transfer. The amount of R18 906 114 was allocated as follows:
|Sunflower||R2 604 301|
|Soybean||R5 557 246|
|Groundnut||R2 095 199|
|Canola||R1 575 336|
|General ¹||R7 074 032|
|Admin costs||R2 344 877|
¹ Included under general are the funding of provision of information, market access and research projects where a distinction between commodities is not possible.
Included in the R18 906 114 is funding to the amount of R6 906 234 specifically earmarked for transformation projects.
The above-mentioned amount excludes the following bursaries approved previously:
Molecular markers for drought tolerenace in soybean.
Ms M Du Plessis, University of Pretoria, PhD
The morphological and molecular identification of Alternaria species on sunflower.
Mr MG Kgatle, University of Pretoria, PhD
Drought tolerant markers in soybean.
Ms T Khahlu, University of Pretoria, M.Sc
Cellular and molecular biology and plant virology.
Ms TL Jooste, University of Stellenbosch, M.Sc
Evaluation of strategies towards the adoption of alternative crop production systems in the Middle Swartland.
Ms MC Makhuvha, Stellenbosch University
Finishing cattle on cultivated grazing with the addition of full-fat canola and/or other oilseeds.
Mr MN Engelbrecht, Stellenbosch University, M.Sc
The evaluation of alternative protein source in ostrich nutrition.
Ms JA Engelbrecht, Stellenbosch University, M.Sc
Path co-efficient analysis of South African soybean cultivars.
Ms DB Marabe, University of Pretoria, M.Sc