The committee will be responsible for growing the industry by ensuring adherence to regulatory systems, seed supply systems, research and technology development.
It will drive sustainable producer systems, market development supplier development systems, manufacturing and product development, education and training, communication and awareness.
Relief for businesses affected by July unrest
The executive council also announced that 500 rural and township shops affected by the riots and looting in July last year would receive relief to the value of R10m.
“The provincial government has approved an intervention aimed at providing a relief grant for rural and township shops affected by the looting and unrest.
“The grant is an amount of up to R20,000 per shop and will assist more than 500 shops with trading stock, excluding alcohol and related products.
“The funding addresses the challenges faced by rural and township businesses which were affected but were left out due to underreporting during the July mayhem.”