2020 executive summary

Transformation Working Group annual review

The Fruit Industry Value Chain Round Table (FIVCRT) is a dialogue process amongst industry stakeholders which was established by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and Fruit SA.

It seeks to foster collaboration amongst stakeholders to secure an enduring competitive advantage for the fruit sector. The work of the FIVCRT is streamlined into five working groups, namely; employment and worker welfare; transformation; research and development; trade and market access, and resources and infrastructure.

The fruit industry has made some progress in its efforts towards inclusive growth. The area planted by BEE growers increased by 21% to 17 480 ha since 2018 while production increased by 29% to the current level of 424 702 tons. The number of Fresh Produce Exporters Forum member companies with black ownership increased from 13 to 15 between 2019 and 2020 (based on 42% response from FPEF members).

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Source: hortgro.co.za

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