CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR AGRICULTURAL
ANNOUNCEMENT, CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS AND REGISTRATION
"THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT"
TABERNAKEL AUDITORIUM, KIMBERLEY, NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE,30
MAY - 2 JUNE, 2011
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Board of SASAE is planning to hold the 2011 Annual
Conference in The Northern Cape, May 30 - June 2, 2011. The
theme of the conference is. "The Role of Agricultural
Extension In Rural Development”.
Rural development has become the buzz word of the day. But
how wide do the arms of rural development go? Is there a
difference between rural development and agricultural
development? Does extension have a role to play in rural
development? How does rural development impact on the
clients (farmers) we are serving? Will it bring about a new
kind of client? During this conference the aim is to find
answers to these questions and many others around rural
This Conference will provide an opportunity to share
research findings and different approaches to rural
development and to create a more sustainable world for
To facilitate this process, contributions relating to any of
the following sub-themes are invited:
Commercial farming and rural development
Small scale farming and rural development
Household food security and rural development
The role of the broader community (municipality) in rural
The role of agricultural extension and advisory services in
Impact of rural development on the Agricultural industry
Impact of rural development on our natural resources
Who are the actual role players in rural development and how
are their activities co-ordinated?
CALL FOR PAPER AND POSTER SUBMISSIONS
Individuals and organisations/institutions are hereby
invited to prepare proposals of papers or posters on:
Topics related to the central theme of the conference or any
of the above related aspects.
Any other extension related proposals or submissions that
are not directly related to the conference theme, but are of
potential interest and value to conference participants.
Research and philosophically based papers, as well as papers
based on practical experience, will be considered. However,
proposals related to the central conference theme will
receive preference. All proposals will be peer reviewed and
for this purpose the following is required:
A summary of a minimum of 200 words, if possible, with clear
reference to (a) Introduction;(b) Purpose of the paper; (c)
Methods or data sources, (or reasoning used in
theoretical/philosophical papers) (d) Results, (e)
Conclusions and extension implications.
Separate title page with name(s) of author(s) and full
contact information. E-mail address is especially important.
Submission by e-mail in Microsoft Word to e-mail address
An indication whether the proposal is intended as a paper or
as a poster presentation. More than one proposal may be
PROPOSALS ARE DUE NOT LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1, 2011 and should
be sent to the Conference Secretary, E-mail:
or Fax: 086 541 2166.
Presenters will be required to register for the conference
and to pay the conference registration fee.
The due date for completed papers and posters are 31 March
2011. If we do not receive your paper by then, you will not
be allowed to present at the conference.
The venue for the 45th Conference of SASAE will be
Tabernakel Auditorium, Kimberley, Northern Cape. Tabernakel
Auditorium is situated at the corner of Halkett & Dobbin
Street, New Park, Kimberley. GPS Coordinates: S 28˚ 44' 54''
E 24˚ 44' 0.5''.
Accommodation for the conference period must be arranged by
each member themselves in Kimberley. A list of available
Guest Houses will be attached to this document. The
registration at the conference in Kimberley will start on
the afternoon of 30 May 2011 and the Conference will start
on 31 May 2011 at 09:00. It will end with a Gala Dinner on
the evening of 2 June 2011 and everybody will depart after
breakfast on 3 June 2011.
The conference registration fee is R1 500.00 for members and
R2 000.00 for non-members, registering on or before 11 March
2011. Both members and non-members registering after 11
March 2011 will pay R500 extra. Registration (payment) after
29 April 2011 will have additional charges (see registration
form). The conference registration fee covers: Conference
proceedings, full conference facilities, all meals
(excluding dinner on Monday 31 May 2011), teas and coffees
with pastries or biscuits, an informal braai (barbecue), a
formal dinner and bus transport for the conference
For registration, use the enclosed form but please do not
mail your payment to us.
Deposit your payment into the SASAE Account No.: 540 810
257, ABSA Bank, Branch Code: 334 745 (Lynnwood Road,
Pretoria) and fax or email a copy of your deposit slip, with
clearly indicated reference information (Initials and
Surname), to the Conference Secretary at Fax 086 541 2166
to secure your registration.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 February, 2011
Submission of papers, posters (electronically by e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org ) 31
Notice of acceptance: 11 February, 2011
Early Registration: on or before 11 March 2011
ENQUIRIES CAN BE DIRECTED TO:
The Conference Secretary (Ben Stevens) Tel. 014 5332172;
Fax: 086 5412166;
Ms. Marlise Bornman Tel 014 777 1559 Fax 014 777 1873 ,
Mr. Krauzer Bapela Tel. 053 839 7839; Fax. 086 619 7344;