CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR AGRICULTURAL
ANNOUNCEMENT, CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS AND REGISTRATION:
"EXTENSION POLICY REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPROVED
ACCOUNTABILITY: PROGRAMME PLANNING; DELIVERY /
IMPLEMENTATION; MONITORING & EVALUATION"
THE DOCKLANDS HOTEL, DURBAN, KWAZULU NATAL PROVINCE, 8 MAY –
10 MAY, 2012
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Board of SASAE is planning to hold the 2012 Annual
Conference in KwaZulu Natal, May 8 – 10, 2012. The theme of
the conference is. “Extension policy requirements for
improved accountability: programme planning; delivery /
implementation; monitoring & evaluation”.
There is no single Extension Policy Approach that can assist
in all aspects of extension and development, but a policy is
essential to assist in planning, delivery, monitoring and
evaluation of all extension activities, projects and
programmes. An extension policy should have clear guidelines
on what extension should be focusing on while at the same
time create some flexibility for extension to take full
ownership and accountability of what they are introducing,
or which change of behavior they finally would like to have.
Taking into account the need to address food insecurity, as
a Global Issue, the conference is encouraging papers which
can identify the critical issues that should be included in
a policy, while at the same time look at the challenges
deriving from non-flexible policies.
To facilitate this process, contributions relating to any of
the following sub-themes are invited:
Issues of accountability in extension.
This sub theme seeks to create awareness about
accountability. Where does accountability start? Is there a
policy to guide the interactions of different partners?
Project and programme planning in extension.
What are the policy requirements in these areas are. Can
public extension fill the demand for project and programme
Monitoring and evaluation in extension.
What guides the process, is there a policy? What tools can
be used in M & E, is there politically interference and how
is it managed?
What is the influence of policy in this area? What is the
most expected outcome, is it the behavioral change or
material e.g. infrastructure? Is extension done
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
All proposals will
be peer reviewed and for this purpose the following is
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 the 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, 2012 and should
be sent to the Conference Secretary, E-mail:
Fax: 086 541 2166.
Presenters will be required to register for the conference
and to pay the conference registration fee. If the
Registration Fee is not paid, the paper will not be
published in the proceedings.
The due date for completed papers and posters are 30 March
2012. If we do not receive your final paper by then, you
will not be allowed to present at the conference. The paper
must be in MS Word format for publication in the
proceedings. MS PowerPoint presentation will not be accepted
for publication. You may use MS PowerPoint for your
presentation at the Conference.
The venue for the 46th Conference of SASAE will be The
Docklands Hotel, Durban, KwaZulu Natal. The Docklands Hotel
is situated at:
40 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban Waterfront, Point, Durban.
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several Hotels in Durban. Use this link to book your
accommodation. There are three ways that you can use the
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callback. Use any of the three to book your accommodation.
The registration at the conference in Durban will start on
the afternoon of 7 May 2012 and the Conference will start on
8 May 2012 at 09:00. The Conference will end with a Gala
Dinner on the evening of 10 May 2012 and everybody will
depart on 11 May 2012
The conference registration fee is R2 500.00 for members and
R3 000.00 for non-members, registering on or before 12 March
2012. Both members and non-members registering after 12
March 2012 will pay R500 extra. Registration (payment) after
23 April 2012 will have additional charges (see online
registration form). The conference registration fee covers:
Conference proceedings, full conference facilities, all
meals (excluding dinner on Monday 7 May 2012), teas and
coffees with pastries or biscuits, an informal braai
(barbecue), a gala dinner and bus transport for the
For registration, use the online registration 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), Swift Code for
International Members is: ABSA ZA JJ 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 Email:
to secure your registration.
You will only be registered if you have submitted proof of
payment and submitted the online registration form.
Deadline for abstracts: 1 February, 2012
Submission of papers, posters (electronically by e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org ) 30
Notice of acceptance: 11 February, 2012
Early Registration: on or before 12 March 2012
ENQUIRIES CAN BE DIRECTED TO:
The Conference Secretary (Ben Stevens) Tel. 014 5332172;
Fax: 086 5412166; Email:
Ms. Marlise Bornman Tel 014 777 1559 Fax 014 777 1873 ,
Ms. Bongi Bhengu Tel. 031 508 7491; Fax. 086 538 7003;