Research Report 2012/2013




The highlight of the 2012/2013 year under review was the WSRC IX 2013. Although it was an expensive project, arriving unplanned at the door of the PRF, it certainly created a unique and all-time highlight. The PRF will have access to the fruits of this event for many years to come and will look back on the conference with immense pride.

Apart from this, the sustained progress in the soya industry as well as the very visible rejuvenation and growth of the canola industry are proof that the approach used over the years by the PRF to promote local oilcake production has been successful.

As older members begin to retire and younger members take over, we can confirm that the foundation on which the PRF is based bears testimony to success irrespective of the challenges that lie ahead.

The PRF's success is based on the hard work and dedication of Board members and staff, but definitely also on the work done by the wide circle of friends, co-workers and contractors who always support the PRF actions, and to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. We also express unqualified appreciation to local and international co-workers, researchers and institutions, the press, fund managers, auditors, lawyers and web masters. We trust that this co-operation will continue in the new year and over many years to come leading to far-reaching and even greater achievements.

GJH Scholtemeijer