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NEW SASAE BOARD FOR 2018 – 2019.

1. ELECTED:

President:Ms. Mantombi Mbongo
Vice President:Mr. Theo van Rooyen
Outgoing President:Mr. Kuben L Moodley
Mr. Mark Anthony:1st year of two-year term
Mr. Timothy Mabuza:1st year of two-year term
Mrs. Nzalie Mlahlwa:2nd year of two-year term
Dr. Mmantoa Kgaphola:2nd year of two-year term.

2 CO-OPTED:

Dr. Fanie Terblanché
Mr. Mogale Sebopetsa
Mrs. Thembi Ngotho
Dr. Johan van Niekerk – Treasurer
Prof Elliot Zwane - SARFAAS
Mr. Jeffrey Ngaka - DAFF.

3. Branch Chairpersons

Ms. Carol Levendal:Western Cape
Ms. K L Xulubana:Eastern Cape
Mr. Ernest Molaolwe: Northern Cape
Ms. Thandiwe Ndlovu:KwaZulu-Natal
Mr. Tebogo Mothwa:Free State
Dr. Mona Matiwane: Central

4. Secretariat
Mr. Ben Stevens

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Regional Trans Boundary Pests and Diseases Meeting Harare 2017 Summary

Synoptic Summary
Southern and Eastern Africa Regional Technical Meeting on Preparedness and Response Actions to Emerging High Impact Trans boundary Crop and Livestock Pests and Diseases (Harare, Zimbabwe 14‐16 February 2017)

Background
On 14 – 16 February 2017, FAO, in collaboration with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the International Red Locust Control Organization for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCO‐CSA) organized a three‐day Regional Meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe, which was attended by key government ministries and departments responsible for disaster management, plant protection and livestock health and production. In addition to the government participants, the meeting was also attended by specialist regional and international/inter‐governmental organizations, development partners, non‐governmental organizations (NGOs), private sector representatives, academic institutions and other major stakeholders from countries that are affected or at risk from priority transboundary crop pests and animal diseases.

The meeting was financially supported by the FAO, USAID, DFID, and the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF).

SASAE Annual General Meeting 2016

Background:
AFAAS is a continental platform for mutual learning and innovation among agricultural extension and advisory services providers across Africa. From its inception, AFAAS had aligned itself with CAADP Pillar IV (technology generation, dissemination, adoption and training). Through this alignment, AFAAS has been contributing to African Union’s goal of delivering average growth rate of 6% GDP. Cognisant of the fact that the African Union Commission (AUC) has recommitted itself to enhancing CAADP momentum based on the Malabo declaration of June 2014, which emphasises accelerating agricultural growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods. AFAAS is reaffirming its partnering with AUC in translating the commitments of the Malabo declaration into results; this is strongly articulated in the 2015 April MoU between AFAAS and AUC. In particular, AFAAS will play the pivotal role of enhancing the utilisation and adoption of: productivity enhancing technologies; value adding processes; and, loss reducing practices; largely among smallholder producers.

AFAAS held its first Africa Wide Agricultural Extension Week in Gaborone Botswana in August 2013,which brought together over 300 delegates from more than forty countries within and outside Africa. The delegates underscored the fact that Africa faced key challenges in agricultural productivity, because farmers did not get optimal value for their efforts and from their land potential. Some of the key factors causing this include, among others, the Policy environment, capacities, delivery systems, approaches and tools like Information.

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