The Potato Industry Forum (PIF) hosted by Potatoes South Africa (PSA) took place on 5 April this year. A small face-to-face function was hosted at the Woodhill Country Club and was also attended by role-players online. Formal proceedings included the annual Chairperson’s Report of the Potato Industry Development Trust, delivered by Ernst Yzel, chairperson of the trust, along with a business
report delivered by Willie Jacobs, CEO of PSA.
Speakers of the day included Dr Justy Range from Freshmark Systems who discussed the impact of Covid-19 on the potato value chain, Joe de Beer from Stats SA who shared information on potato production and prices, and Francois Knowles from the Agricultural Produce Agents’ Council (APAC) who took delegates through the ins and outs of the Agricultural Produce Agents Amendment Bill, 2020.
For more information, see the May / June 2021 edition of CHIPS magazine.