55TH CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION - 2022

55TH CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS

“BACK-TO-BASICS EXTENSION: HELPING FARMERS TO HELP THEMSELVES”.

ATKV KLEIN KARIBA, BELA BELA, LIMPOPO PROVINCE

25 – 27 OCTOBER 2022.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

The Board of SASAE will be holding the 2022 Annual Conference in Bela Bela, Limpopo Province from October 25-27, 2022. The theme of the conference is: “Back-to-Basics Extension: Helping Farmers to Help Themselves”.

The South African Society for Agricultural Extension is a voluntary professional organisation with the aim to improve the quality of extension to all farmers through its members. The ultimate aim of agricultural extension professionals is to influence development change in the societies where they work. In the agricultural innovation systems (AIS) context, this change will be stimulated by better relationships between actors. It is therefore imperative that you (as an extension professional) endeavour to develop good facilitation skills to increase your effectiveness.

To facilitate this process, contributions relating to any of the following sub-themes are invited:

Sub themes:

  1. Growing community and professional capabilities hand in hand
  2. Do we have the right tools and policies to tackle climate change?
  3. Extension projects and programmes to promote job creation through vertical integration
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 sub-
  • 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

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: (If your proposal does not comply with this, it will not be accepted).

  1. A summary of a minimum of 200 words, 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
  2. Separate title page with name(s) of author(s) and full contact information. E-mail address is especially
  3. Submission by e-mail in Microsoft Word to the e-mail address
  4. An indication whether the proposal is intended as a paper or as a poster presentation

PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2022 and should be sent to

Dr. J. Swanepoel – articles@sasae.co.za or SASAE Secretariat – secretariat@sasae.co.za

Presenters will be required to register for the conference and to PAY the conference registration fee. If the Registration Fee is not paid, you will not be allowed entrance into the conference to present, and the paper will not be published in the proceedings.

Notice of acceptance of poster and paper presentations will be sent by the 31st May 2022. The due date for completed papers and posters will be confirmed shortly. 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. Posters can be in MS PowerPoint or MS Word or another appropriate poster format.

CONFERENCE VENUE

The venue for the Conference will be: AKTV Klein-Kariba, Bela Bela, Limpopo Province, Ashanti Estate, South Africa.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation for the conference period must be arranged by each delegate themselves at Hotels and Guest Houses in Bela Bela. Details of Guest Houses and Hotels will be on the SASAE Website late 2022.

REGISTRATION

The registration at the conference will start on the afternoon of 24 October 2022 and the Conference will start on 25 October at 09:00. It will end with the Gala Dinner on 27 October 2022, and everybody will depart the morning of 28 October 2022.

Registration fees

Members

Non-Members

Early Registration – paid before or on 31 July 2022

R5000.00

R5500.00

Late registration after 31 July 2022

R5500.00

R6000.00

Day Visit – per Day (if you attend only one day)

R2000,00

R2000.00

The conference registration fee covers: Conference proceedings, full conference facilities, all lunches, teas and coffees with pastries or biscuits, an informal braai (barbecue) and the gala dinner.

PLEASE TAKE IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Registrations for the conference will close strictly on the 16th September 2022 – No registration forms will be accepted after this
  • Payment for the conference needs to be made no later than the 30th September 2022. If payment is not received, you will not be allowed entrance into the conference.

For Departments:

  • Orders will no longer be accepted for entrance into the conference, payment has to be paid and received in full by SASAE in order for the delegates to attend. No exceptions will be
  • Registration forms for each delegate needs to be sent to the Secretariat before the registration closing date. Adjustments on dietary requirements of delegates will not be made if the registrations forms are not received.
SASAE BANKING DETAILS

For registration, use the enclosed form or register using the online form: https://form.jotform.com/220692263326555

SASAE 55th Conference Registration Form 2022

Please do not mail your payment to us. Deposit/EFT your payment into the SASAE Account

SASAE Account:

ABSA Bank

Account no:

540 810 257

Branch code:

334 334

EFT branch code:

632 005

For payments made Outside of South African, the swift code is ABSA JJ ZA.

Reference: Name and Surname or invoice number.

Deposit slips and proof of payments can be sent to the Secretariat at secretariat@sasae.co.za

You are only registered when we have received your registration form and proof of payment.

KEY DATES:

Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2022

Submissions of papers and posters (electronically by email: articles@sasae.co.za or secretariat@sasae.co.za)

Notice of acceptance: 31 May 2022

Registration on or before 16 September 2022.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE DIRECTED TO: