The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) management committee and the acting director-general of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Dr Mooketsa Ramasodi have resolved that both parties need to find ways to improve their working relationship, refine information sharing and decision making and to work on a more integrated level and in tandem.
The following issues were discussed during the meeting:
- Operation Phakisa: It was decided that Phakisa will not be implemented until there are implementable plans signed off by the president.
- Veterinary Strategy: Dr Ramasodi committed to update the industry on the progress made in terms of the veterinary strategy and to provide an action plan moving forward.
- Value Chain Round Table: According to dr Ramasodi, the department has taken an executive decision to implement the Agricultural Policy Action Plan through the Value Chain Round Table.