Application closing date30 September
Published date1 April , 2022
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L&L du Plessis Dienste (Pty) Ltd trading as L&L Agricultural Services is a South African registered company that was formed in 1997. L&L Agricultural Services consists of Management, Financial and Legal Consultants that specialise in agricultural clients. We are a family of solopreneurs who work personally with our agricultural and agricultural related industry clients in a collaborative, one-on-one relationship of ongoing management, financial and secretarial support.
SA Cultivar & Technology Agency (SACTA) came into existence with the purpose of addressing a dilemma that developed over the years regarding the lack of new technology for self- or open-pollinated grain and oilseed crops in South Africa.
The relevant crops are: Wheat, Barley, Oats, Soya Beans and some Canola cultivars. Although farmers have the fullest right to hold back seeds from these self-pollinated crops for future planting, this practice reduces the quantity of new seed sold and it is thus not worthwhile for seed companies to invest in the breeding and technology of these crops. Without the latest seed technology, it is impossible for South African producers to compete against their international counterparts, who make use of the best seeds and latest technologies available. With no investment in the development of self-pollinated seeds there will be no progress – genetic gain and local production will stagnate or decline. Consequently, South Africa will need to import more grains, and this will not place our food security at risk, but the quality (baking worth) thereof is not always on par with South African standards.
Breeders’ Rights are protected worldwide by means of the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act, patents and contract law. According to the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act, IP holders have the right to license and charge a reasonable fee.
For further details about the SACTA Bursary Scheme, kindly contact Marilette Maritz at L&L Agricultural Services (the Administrators of SACTA) electronically via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are invited to apply for postgraduate bursaries with SACTA to further their studies within the grain and oilseeds breeding and technology industry.
The basic requirements for application of a bursary with SACTA are:
Visit the website below to submit your application: