Agbiz Grain, a fully-fledged and dedicated desk under the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), was established in November 2014 by the twelve largest commercial grain handling and storage companies in South Africa.
Agbiz Grain supports and promotes the interests of members through representation and liaison with major role players in agriculture such as formal grain industry bodies, government, semi-government, other role players in the grain value chain and related service providers.
There is a continuous focus on decision-making processes by actively engaging in the developments around grain handling and storage as well as in the various initiatives undertaken by the regulatory bodies.
Members are also supported through the dissemination of relevant industry information and updates on legislative developments as well as grading regulations. Regular industry news includes the latest information in grains and oilseeds, statistics on production, trade and consumption as well as current market situational analyses.
As a member you will have the opportunity to play an active role in matters of importance to the wider grain and oilseed value chain, the agricultural industry in general and government structures through the technical committees. Agbiz Grain contributes in a direct and indirect manner to promote and enhance the interests of its members.
Activities within these forums are focused on addressing issues that create a better business environment for its members and the industry. Focus areas include infrastructure, agro-logistics, crop estimates, supply and demand estimates, grading regulations for whole grains and oilseeds, genetically modified organisms (GMO) legislation, developing training curriculums, facilitating industry training sessions and workshops, the latest legislation impacting on the grain storage and handling industry, the latest grain industry statistics and international liaison.
Agbiz Grain is involved in the development of AgriSETA accredited industry-specific training and education programmes for all employees in the grain storage and handling industry. In addition, symposiums, seminars, workshops and informal networking offer opportunities for self-development and continuous improvement.