Seed Potato Growers' Forum


The Seed Potato Growers’ Forum serves as a platform to discuss matters related to the seed potato industry.

The Forum is responsible for –

  • Determination of needs within the seed potato industry
  • Identification of research needs
  • Identification of needs in respect of the certification of seed potatoes
  • Identification of needs in respect of the selling of seed potatoes
  • Making recommendations to the National Seed Potato Committee and the Independent Certification Council for Seed Potatoes with regard to amendments to the Scheme
  • Referring resolutions to the respective committees
  • Dissemination of information

The Forum is held annually.  Discussion points are identified on a regional level via the regional seed potato committees.  Only matters of national interest are taken to the Forum.  The Forum condones the members of the respective committees within the seed potato industry.

The Forum is attended by seed potato growers, owners of varieties, importers of planting material, major role players in the potato processing industry, chemical and fertiliser companies, researchers, seed potato traders and all interested role players in the industry.  It is the most prestigious event on the calendar of the Seed Potato Industry.

Bayer CropScience is the main sponsor of the Forum.  The Seed Potato Grower of the Year is annually announced at the gala dinner hosted by Bayer CropScience.

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