CONGRESS PROGRAMME SUMMARY 

WOOLGROWERS’ CONGRESS ATTEMPT TO REDESIGN THE FUTURE 

 

The annual congress of the National Woolgrowers’ Association scheduled for 2 & 3 June 2021 in Port Elizabeth, will be a combination of physical and virtual attendance to be in accordance with COVID restrictions and requirements.  The two-day event is jam packed with interesting speakers, panel discussions and awards.  The five sessions will provide a glimpse into the future, address issues in the emerging sector, introduce Futures Biosecurity, seek to find the economic realities for the wool value chain in post Covid conditions and focus on Production.  A closed session for members only will also feature.

 

Session 1 – “Glimpse into the Future
This session kicks off with operational and policy and strategic reports by General Manager Leon de Beer and National Chairman Guillau du Toit. Dr. Louis du Pisani evaluates the challenges of climate change as a doom and gloom scenario. 

 

Session 2 – Emerging Sector and Futures Biosecurity
This session honours communal regional wool sheds for achieving outstanding results in developing their sheep projects for increased wool income and Deon Saayman will reveal how the Sustainable Cape Wools Standard (SCWS) will be implemented in communal areas.  Dr. George de Kock will present the introduction into Futures Biosecurity followed by a panel discussion.

 

Session 4 – the economic realities for the wool value chain – post COVID
During this session, the views of Brokers, Buyers’, Processors, and retailers are to be expressed, and the role of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) will be conveyed by President Wolf Edmayr.  Questions, with discussions will follow.

 

Session 5 – Focus on Production
This session focusses on the increasing demand on farmers and their production practices to reassure consumers about the sustainability of the wool industry.  Deon Saayman explains how the Sustainable Cape Wools Standard (CWSA) fits into the framework of international standards and the SA Buyers Association (SAWAMBA) sketches a picture of what the demand for wool would be without a standard.  National Chairman Guillau du Toit concludes the session by conveying the ever-growing fears from producers regarding the standard.

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THIS CONGRESS IS FOR INVITED DELEGATES AND GUESTS ONLY !  

 

RSVP Hier / Here

2021 NWKV NASIONALE KONGRES / 2021 NWGA NATIONAL CONGRESS

RSVP Datums / dates :

 

slegs nasionale bestuurslede / national management members only - vrydag / friday, 16 april 2021 

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