AgriBioTech

The AgriBioTech Non Profit Company has been established to nurture, mentor, train and incubate Agripreneurs developing enterprises that value-add to biological resources that are supplied by small-scale contract grower farmers.

Objectives

• To promote the development of sustainable rural livelihoods in South Africa;

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• To develop and stimulate entrepreneurial development amongst rural youth, agricultural graduates and women living in rural areas throughout South Africa;

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• To stimulate the expansion of rural livelihood diversification throughout South Africa;

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• To develop niche, value-added and alternative products from indigenous resources, waste, weeds and underutilised resources available in the rural landscapes of South Africa;

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• To test and verify the efficacy of the products developed from the resources identified above;

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• To model the production or legal and sustainable wild-harvesting of the resources required for the envisaged products

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• To assist in the sourcing of input and capital resources for the establishment of small manufacturing and value-adding businesses producing the products identified above;

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• To source training and mentoring of entrepreneurial beneficiaries to establish and operate the enterprises identified above;

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• To assist in patenting and registration of new, novel products developed by the beneficiaries of the company;

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• To develop and maintain ethical and professional standards of business; and

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• To assist the new businesses to comply with such reporting requirements as may be determined by the SARS Commissioner and other quality compliance as required by each business entity.

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