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Agriculture is a huge driver for economic growth in Africa, and we want to be a big part of that growth” Dr Andre Schreuder, Managing Director of Villa Crop Protection

approach agriculture locally, and can be a costly process as many farmers seem to be hesitant to invest for the long term at present.

as well as a three year Diploma in Crop protection,” schreuder continues: “the target is to introduce the Diploma and Certificate in 2015. We can only develop agriculture in africa Villa Academy if we have well trained agriculturists to tackle this challenge. we see the the formation of the villa academy, villa academy as a way to provide a which is to provide quality training on all aspects of crop protection, was practical, hands on training facility. the highlight of 2013 for villa Cp. “It is with 28 experienced lecturers under contract, this facility should be used foreseen that the villa academy will to its fullest capacity.” ultimately present approximately 50 Further to this focus on education, two-three day courses. Furthermore, villa Cp also place considerable an application has been made with emphasis on their social welfare the south african educational projects, with 10 percent of profit authorities for the accreditation of a one year Certificate in Crop protection transferred to the purpose-built

villa Foundation Fund; which is then distributed to various entities in need. as a conducive environment to grow crops in, there is no doubt that africa will play a much bigger role in global food production in the future. “agriculture is a huge driver for economic growth in africa, and we want to be a big part of that growth,” emphasises schreuder. “as such, our ability to innovate and provide a quick response time to changing market conditions will always play a key role in villa Cp’s success. It is vital that we employ the right people and instil an entrepreneurial spirit into our staff,” he concludes.

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Africa Outlook Issue 19  

Essential reading for those who want to keep up to date with African business.

Africa Outlook Issue 19  

Essential reading for those who want to keep up to date with African business.