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OPDT   OIL & PROTEIN SEEDS DEVELOPMENT TRUST
OAC   OILSEEDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

OPDT
OIL & PROTEIN SEEDS DEVELOPMENT TRUST

OAC
OILSEEDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE


Research Report 2016/2017

General overview

During the reporting period, 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2017, 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, R23 456 194 was approved in respect of research projects, provision of information and technology transfer. The amount of R23 456 194 was allocated as follows:

Sunflower R3 326 614
Soybean R5 790 399
Groundnut R1 664 500
Canola R2 502 313
General ¹ R8 039 987
Admin costs R2 132 381

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 R23 456 194 is funding to the amount of R8 141 842 specifically earmarked for transformation projects.

The above-mentioned amount includes the following bursaries approved previously:

  • Evaluation of full-fat canola as alternative locally produced protein source for slaughter ostriches.
    Mr GJ Niemann, Stellenbosch University, M.Sc
  • Improved nitrogen fixation in soybean under water deficit conditions.
    Ms TR Kibido, University of Pretoria, PhD
  • Determinants of mainstream market participation and income levels among smallholder sunflower producers in the North West Province.
    Mr LR Moseki, UNISA, M.Sc
  • The evaluation of alternative protein source in ostrich nutrition.
    Ms JA Engelbrecht, Stellenbosch University, M.Sc