Jannie de Villiers, CEO of Grain SA
18 October 2017
11h00 for 11h30 Registration & finger lunch
11h30 to 13h30 Presentation & discussion
FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (Off Main Road opposite the Sandton Medi-Clinic)

Grain SA has a plan to keep SA food secure despite the loss of arable land …


  • Why is maize so important to the SA economy and is climate change impacting it?
  • How does poor implementation of land reform affect our food security?
  • Where are we with transformation of farmers?
  • What can SA do to secure our food production despite losing our best soils to mining and other causes?



Grain SA, a voluntary non-profit organisation for grain farmers in SA that assists all farmers (commercial and subsistence) to be sustainable in their operations, runs a farmer development programme that for more than 10 years has achieved fantastic results in uplifting rural communities and improved not only national food security in SA, but also house hold food security.

Jannie de Villiers was born in the Free State in 1961. He obtained a B.Com at the University of the Free State and a B.Com Hons in economy at the University of Pretoria. He started his career as an economist at the Department of Agriculture. After 24 years in the grain/food processing sector, in 2011, he joined Grain SA (grain producers’ organisation) as the CEO. He plays a strong leadership role in the grain sector through the positions that he holds on the Boards of various Trusts and industry serving companies. He has represented South Africa internationally on various occasions regarding grain and food matters.

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