The South African members of the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) – which include our network of family farmers Saai, AFASA and WRSA – have won the bid to host the World Farmers General Assembly in South Africa in June 2023.
The WFO represents more than 80 national farmers organisations in 56 countries and 1,4 billion farmers worldwide. The General Assembly is a premier event on the Internal Agricultural Calendar and is the most influential gathering of farmers and agricultural leaders in the world.
The WFO General Assembly visiting African shores is a once in a lifetime event, allowing for key opportunities to showcase new technologies and agricultural practices.
During the 2022 WFO General Assembly in Budapest, Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA), an association representing the largest collective of game farmers in the world made, an application for affiliated membership of the WFO.
Two Saai members were elected onto WFO Committees as Representatives of the African continent.
One of our Saai members, Sivile Mabandla, was elected onto the WFO Policy Committee on Livestock, while Richard York was nominated as the Chairperson of the Committee on Nature and Biodiversity, Showcasing the pivotal role we play as Representatives of the African continent.
Hosting the 2023 WFO General Assembly is a collaborative venture between Saai, AFASA and WRSA. We look forward to working with government, the agricultural and wildlife sector, as well as fellow organisations from within South Africa and the rest of Africa to ensure this event is a resounding success.
Should you require more information or wish to become involved in this prestigious event, contact Ine Bester on 082 613 0805 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.