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Title: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Strategic Plan 2010/11- 2014/15 DR. Shadrack. R. Moephuli President


1
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCILStrategic
Plan2010/11- 2014/15DR. Shadrack. R.
MoephuliPresident CEO
2
ARC MANDATE PER ACT
  • To CONDUCT RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY
    TRANSFER IN ORDER TO
  • Contribute to better quality of life
  • Facilitate/ensure natural resource conservation
  • Promote agriculture industry

3
ARC TEAM
  • Dr. Mohammed Jeenah (R D)
  • Ms. Anati Canca (Tech Transfer)
  • Mr. Gabriel Maluleka (CFO)
  • Mr. Michael Netsianda (HR Support)
  • Ms. Tobey Matlaisane (Communications)
  • Mr. Craig Matthews (Company Secretary)

4
Enablers alignment to KRAs
  • DAFF Agriculture Production Strategy
  • Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP)
  • National R D Strategy
  • Agriculture R D Strategy
  • Ten Year Innovation Plan for Science Technology
  • African Agenda NEPAD
  • Consolidated Science Tech Plan of Action
  • Comprehensive African Agricultural

5
PURPOSE OF STRATEGIC REVIEW
  • Alignment with Medium Term Strategic Framework
    (MTSF) Priorities
  • Strategic approach to R D and Technology
    Transfer
  • Alignment of strategic approach with Council
    mandate
  • Alignment with resources
  • PFMA requirement

6
SETI Review 2006/07 ARC Update 2007 to 2010
Improve management processes Organization restructured new management
2. Strengthen ARC linkages with external sources of knowledge Conclude and implement collaborations with universities others
3. Improve quality relevance of research outputs Intensify Quality of research, advisory diagnostic services publications
4. Focus on transformation Diversify workforce through active recruitments
5. Partnerships reorientation of R D agenda for developmental needs of the poor Partnerships with PDA, SOEs, NGOs, universities etc. Technology Transfer unit
7
MANDATE FROM COUNCIL
  • Growth in agriculture increased productivity
  • Growth in exports innovation (products
    processes)
  • Reduction in rural poverty productivity
    improvements
  • Mitigation of agricultural risks
  • Business analysis optimize performance reduce
    duplication
  • Synergy collaboration
  • Ratio of scientists critical mass optimum
    performance
  • Improve efficiency
  • Improve reporting controls

8
VISION AND MISSION
  • VISION
  • Excellence in Agricultural Research and
    Development
  • MISSION
  • The ARC is a premier science institution that
    conducts fundamental and applied research with
    partners to generate new knowledge, develop human
    capital and foster innovation in agriculture,
    through technology development and dissemination,
    and competitive commercialization of research
    results, in support of developing a prosperous
    agricultural sector

9
VALUES
  • Batho Pele principles
  • Ons maak n plan
  • TARGET
  • Truth
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Growth
  • Excellence
  • Trust

10
  • ARC Mandate To conduct research, development and
    technology transfer in order to
  • promote agriculture industry
  • contribute to a better quality of life
  • facilitate/ensure natural resource conservation

Mission Statement The Agriculture Research
Council is a premier science institution that
conducts fundamental and applied research with
partners to generate new knowledge, develop human
capital and foster innovation in agriculture
through technology development and dissemination,
and competitive commercialisation of research
results in support of developing a prosperous
agricultural sector.
Vision Excellence in Agricultural Research
and Development
Generate, develop and apply new knowledge and
technology
Sustainable use and management of natural
resources
Enhance Nutrition, Food Security and Safety
Enhance the ability of the agricultural sector to
manage and mitigate agricultural risks
Achieve organisational growth and sustainability
Technology Transfer
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MINISTER
COUNCIL (BOARD) Vacant
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Accounting Authority
(interim)
COMPANY SECRETARY
CHIEF RISK OFFICER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER MR. MALULEKE
EXEC. DIR HR SUPPORT MR. NETSIANDA
EXEC. DIR. R D Dr. JEENAH
EXEC. DIR. TECH. TRANSFER MS. CANCA
12
LANDSCAPE FOR ARC PRIORITIES
Start with
  • Industries that deliver growth now and/or are
    positioned for further growth collaborate
    de-bottleneck
  • Industries that are important for desired
    outcomes but are not yet competitive lead the way

AGRO -- PROCESSING
Primary Agriculture
Processing
Packaging / Value add
the Foundation
  • Fix the basics scientific solutions
  • Research Development Strategy
  • Human Capital Development
  • Knowledge Infrastructure
  • Mitigate agricultural risks
  • Enablers for Innovation

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • New improved technologies
  • Technology Transfer strategy
  • Support CRDP
  • Competitiveness of SA Agric.
  • Organizational Sustainability

13
Integrating Multi disciplinary Strategic
Objectives
14
CRDP Goals, Strategies Objectives
Poverty Eradication
Goals
Goals
Good Governance
Govt. Policies
Govt. Policies
Job Creation
Economic Growth
Profitability Competitiveness
Access Participation
Sustainable Agricultural Resource Use
Exports
Land Reform
Agribusiness
Production
Services Infrastructure
ARC Interventions
ARC Interventions
15
RESEARCH STRATEGY
  • Competitive comparative advantage (e.g. ostrich
    industry)
  • Research towards desired outcomes
  • Creating a critical mass on specific focus areas
  • Technology Transfer to communities for economic
    growth
  • Identifying areas of future potential research
  • Broadening the base of resource mobilization (EU,
    Gates Foundation, NRF, MRC etc)
  • Diversifying capacity building initiatives
    collaboration

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RESEARCH APPROACH
  • Themes Cross Cutting Programmes
  • Multidisciplinary approach across institutes
  • e.g. Climate Change, renewable energy
  • Institute Specific Programmes
  • Single institute commodity specific
  • e.g. wheat at SGI maize at GCI citrus at ITSC
    etc
  • Technology Platforms
  • Resource for Themes Institutes e.g. Genomics,
    biotechnology etc

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Strategic Objective 1Generate, Develop and Apply
new Knowledge and Technology
  • RATIONALE
  • Critical component of a knowledge based economy
    and people
  • Underpins generation of new (novel)
    products/processes/ technologies
  • Contributes towards excellence and scientific
    knowledge
  • Enables ARC to use best science to address
    agricultural problems unique to RSA Africa
  • Generates intellectual property essential for
    economic development

18
Key Result Area 1.1 Accurate Prediction of risks (drought, disease and pests) Key Result Area 1.1 Accurate Prediction of risks (drought, disease and pests) Key Result Area 1.1 Accurate Prediction of risks (drought, disease and pests)
A earth observation remote sensing for risk prediction Develop risk models systems to ensure growth in a changing environment 6 publications 14 info sessions
B Agriculture drought water use management Water availability, accessibility utilization 1 method information
C Pests and disease management Pest ecology and forecasting Disease epidemiology forecasting 3 publications 2 methods 9 information sessions
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Strategic Objective 2Sustainable use and
management of natural resources
  • RATIONALE
  • Improve efficient use of agricultural natural
    resources for food production
  • Ensure sustainable use and management
  • Reduce risks of failure in agricultural
    productivity
  • Comparative advantage to industries dependent on
    natural resource based agriculture

20
Key Result Area 2.1 Characterisation of natural resources ecological systems Key Result Area 2.1 Characterisation of natural resources ecological systems Key Result Area 2.1 Characterisation of natural resources ecological systems
A Characterisation and quantification Ecosystem auditing and monitoring (e.g. wetlands, weeds and alien invasives) 25 publications 2 methods 59 info sessions 4 IP registered
C Conservation agriculture Promotion of conservation agriculture Promotion of organic agriculture Promotion of integrated sustainable use 9 publications 49 methods 71 info sessions
D Remediation rehabilitation Wetlands Irrigation systems Grey water Agricultural land Old mining sites 15 publications 13 methods 17 info sessions
21
Strategic Objective 3Enhance Nutrition Food
security and Safety
  • RATIONALE
  • Increase access and availability of nutritious
    food
  • Broadening the food base to enhance food security
    and nutrition
  • Improving the inherent nutritional quality of
    food at source
  • Broadening participation in the value chain and
    reducing waste
  • Integrated approaches to optimize impact and
    adoption of new technologies.

22
Key Result Area 3.1 Increased access and availability of quality and safe, nutritious food Key Result Area 3.1 Increased access and availability of quality and safe, nutritious food Key Result Area 3.1 Increased access and availability of quality and safe, nutritious food
A Crop Improvement Develop improved cultivars, lines and hybrids Develop improved cultivation practices Nutrition enhancement through bio-fortification 34 publications 133 methods 463 info sessions 8 IP registered
B Animal Improvement nutrition Selection for improved productivity traits Establish efficient production systems Improve disease control programmes Alternative feed/nutrient sources 2 publications 51 info sessions
C Agricultural products improvement Improve nutritive value of food/feed 17 publications 4 methods 24 info sessions
D Broadening the food base Alternative food sources (e.g. fish other aquaculture products, wildlife) 10 publications 9 methods 29 info sessions
23
Strategic Objective 4Manage and mitigate
agricultural risk
  • RATIONALE
  • Reduce vulnerability to climate change
  • Solutions and management of emerging pests,
    diseases, weeds and alien invasives
  • Management of natural disasters in agriculture
  • Manage risks to increased agricultural
    productivity and trade
  • Improved utilization of bio resources

24
Key Result Area 4.1 Reduced vulnerability of the agricultural sector to climate change Key Result Area 4.1 Reduced vulnerability of the agricultural sector to climate change Key Result Area 4.1 Reduced vulnerability of the agricultural sector to climate change
A Assessing the impact of climate change on agriculture natural resources Prediction models for natural resource management Drought monitoring and mitigation 5 publications 9 info sessions
B Natural resource information and decision support systems GIS and remote sensing models to support agriculture (AGIS) 2 publications info sessions
C Natural resource monitoring, auditing and impact assessment Rangeland condition assessment and monitoring Quantity and quality monitoring of natural resources info sessions
25
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 5Technology Transfer
  • RATIONALE
  • Creation of value through Agricultural RD
  • Transfer ability to utilize new improved
    technologies
  • Contribute to growth in agricultural sector
    through Tech Transfer and adoption programmes
  • Contribute to increase in exports through the
    dissemination of technological innovations
  • Effective management of Intellectual Property as
    per law

26
Relationships between the Technology Transfer
Elements
27
Key Result Area 5.1 Service Provision Key Result Area 5.1 Service Provision Key Result Area 5.1 Service Provision
A External Services Analytical services 172855 samples
A External Services Diagnostic services 23160 samples
A External Services Consultancy services (on demand) 41
A External Services Advisory services 14522
B Training Training Services (courses) 100
B Training Advisory Services Info sessions 4500
B Training Advisory Services community 11
C Internal services Biometric Services 80 of publications
C Internal services Economic Services 2 reports
C Internal services Library Services 80 of publications
C Internal services Knowledge Management (audit) 1 report
28
SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS
  • Attraction Retention
  • Human Capital Development
  • Compliance to Policies Procedures
  • Organizational Individual Performance
  • Effective Legal Services
  • ARC Image Culture
  • Integrated physical ICT Security
  • Effective utilization of ICT services

29
HR STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES
  • Culture of Excellent Performance throughout ARC.
  • Recruitment of senior scientists to drive
    research agenda
  • Implementation of HRD strategies to grow new
    skills base.
  • Accelerate joint appointments with academic
    institutes and research bodies
  • Maintaining harmony with organised labour
  • Manage Transformation and change management
    interventions
  • Implementation of a robust reward retention
    strategies

30
ICT STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES
  • Implementation of a robust ICT strategy
  • Effective governance and management practices to
    align ICT and core business
  • Maximise value for money from existing and future
    technology investments
  • Ensure access to appropriate skills and
    resources.
  • Ensure a secure ICT infrastructure

31
MARKETING COMMUNICATION
  • Image brand management.
  • Development implementation of an integrated
    communication strategy
  • Managing our clients stakeholders
  • Ensuring positive media coverage and reputation
  • Dissemination of information to facilitate
    technology transfer.

32
SECURITY LEGAL SERVICES
  • Physical security appraisals/evaluations.
  • Implementation of an Asset Management Strategy
  • Monitoring evaluation of Fraud Prevention Plan.
  • Legislative compliance assessment
  • Contract review and drafting
  • Management of servitude applications within the
    ARC with regard to ARC property and ensured that
    the ARC get value with regard to those servitudes

33
BUDGET FOR IMPLEMENTATIONKEY CONSIDERATIONS
  • Operational PG still minimal- 6
  • Limited External Income Growth - 3
  • Cost Containment (Other Operating Costs) 9
  • Replacement and upgrading of infrastructure
  • Improving organisational processes to eliminate
    adverse audit findings.

34
BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS
  1. PG (Operational) increase 6
  2. Including Capex 15
  3. External Income Increase 3
  4. General salary increase 6
  5. Other operating Costs 9
  6. Budget Surplus 2009/10 R33m
  7. Cash and Cash equivalents 2009/10 R45m

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ARC Consolidated Budget 2010/11
SurplusR 49m
Cash Ex OpsR92m
Net Cash for YearR6m
Cash end of YearR52m
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AREAS OF FOCUS IN 2010/11
  • Audit Issues
  • Project costing/management
  • Cash Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Capacity
  • Funding (for sustainable growth)

41
CHALLENGES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Ageing scientific capacity (demographics)
  • Reduced skills base for recruitment (scientists,
    engineers researchers etc)
  • Urban encroachment increasing costs of security
    and competing demands for land use
  • Meeting its transformation obligations e.g. 50/50
    gender representation
  • ICT information systems requiring upgrade
  • Insufficient funding (PG and contract income)
    that may lead to staff lay-offs

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  • Re a Leboha
  • Siyabulela
  • Siyabonga
  • Siyathokoza
  • Ha khensa
  • Ria livhuwa
  • Baie dankie
  • THANK YOU
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