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Syngenta Grain Academy 2019

Syngenta believes that the future of agriculture should be shaped rather than left to chance. Therefore, in partnership with the University of the Free State’s Business School, we have developed a tailored programme and successfully implemented it from 2013 for young commercial growers to equip them to address the challenges of tomorrow.

This initiative is supported by Grain South Africa. In the words of Jannie de Villiers, CEO Grain SA: “The establishment of a Grain Academy is in line with Grain South Africa’s strategic objectives and we’re excited to partner with Syngenta on delivering on this project. The future of sustainable production lies in our competitiveness and it can only be improved with ongoing training.”

The Grain Academy will address the following topics amongst others:

           - The changing and interactive future of agriculture 
           - The art of leading 
           - Giving direction including systems thinking 
           - Value diversity 
           - Leading and facilitating change and transformation



"This was an experience I did not expect and I feel very privileged to have had this opportunity to acquire these leadership skills and learning with the parties involved." - Jean-Pieter Corver, Harrismith, FS.