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