The Southern African Plant Breeders’ Association is dedicated to the promotion of the science and art of plant breeding as a profession through pro-active communication among private and public sector institutions, emphasising the need for cooperation and maintenance of high ethical standards and norms, thereby contributing toward stable, sustainable agriculture.
Dr Willem Boshoff grew up on a small farm where his father grew different crops including vegetables and grain crops. Boshoff says from a young age while spending time with his father in the fields he became fascinated by [...]
Charles Basson knew from a young age that he would like to go into plant breeding – he got an early exposure to what the career path is all about because his father works in the agricultural industry. “I [...]
Ntombokulunga Mbuma, a lecturer in the department of plant breeding at the University of the Free State, says she wishes she knew years ago that studying agriculture did not mean that one will end up as a farmer. In [...]
Godwin Mafireyi enjoyed the subjects biology and computer science, and he was a high school teacher before he became a bioinformatician. After completing his BSc degree in Biochemistry and Mathematics, as well as getting his postgrad diploma in Education, [...]
Marianne Brown’s career in agriculture started at a seed brand, Pannar Seed. She says she studied continuously to become lab manager, production manager and eventually quality manager for Africa. Last year in March, she walked out of the corporate [...]