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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Strategic Plan 2010/11- 2014/15 DR. Shadrack. R. Moephuli President & CEO. To CONDUCT RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN ORDER TO: Contribute to better quality of life; Facilitate/ensure natural resource conservation Promote agriculture & industry;.

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agricultural research council strategic plan 2010 11 2014 15 dr shadrack r moephuli president ceo

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCILStrategic Plan2010/11- 2014/15DR. Shadrack. R. MoephuliPresident & CEO

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;

ARC MANDATE PER ACT
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)

ARC TEAM
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

Enablers & alignment to KRAs
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

PURPOSE OF STRATEGIC REVIEW
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

MANDATE FROM COUNCIL
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”

VISION AND MISSION
values
Batho Pele principles

Ons maak ‘n plan

TARGET

Truth

Accountability

Respect

Growth

Excellence

Trust

VALUES
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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

landscape for arc priorities
Product Portfolio

Total Value Chain

VEGETABLES

LIVESTOCK

HORTICULTURE

  • Primary
  • Agriculture

Processing

Packaging / Additional Value add

GRAINS

Primary Agricultural activity

Primary Agricultural activity

Primary Agricultural activity

Processing

Processing

Processing

Packaging / Additional Value add

Packaging / Additional Value add

Packaging / Additional Value add

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 yetcompetitive: 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
crdp goals strategies objectives
CRDP Goals, Strategies & Objectives

Poverty

Eradication

Goals

Goals

Good

Governance

Govt.

Policies

Govt.

Policies

Job

Creation

Economic

Growth

Access

&

Participation

Profitability

&

Competitiveness

Sustainable Agricultural

Resource Use

Exports

Land Reform

Production

Agribusiness

Services & Infrastructure

ARC Interventions

ARC Interventions

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

RESEARCH STRATEGY
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

RESEARCH APPROACH
strategic objective 1 generate 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

Strategic Objective 1Generate, Develop and Apply new Knowledge and Technology
strategic objective 2 sustainable 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

Strategic Objective 2Sustainable use and management of natural resources
strategic objective 3 enhance 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.

Strategic Objective 3Enhance Nutrition Food security and Safety
strategic objective 4 manage 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

Strategic Objective 4Manage and mitigate agricultural risk
strategic objective 5 technology transfer
RATIONALE:

Creation of value through Agricultural R&D

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

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 5Technology Transfer
relationships between the technology transfer elements
OUTCOMES

ARC Profile

Effective Agric-Sector

Socio-economic Benefits

PROCESSES

Commerciali-sation

Business Generation

Training

DECISION SUPPORT:

Agric. Economic Services

&

Biometry

ENABLERS

IP Protection & Awareness

Knowledge Management

Research and Development

Relationships between the Technology Transfer Elements
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

SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS
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

HR STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES
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

ICT STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES
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.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
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

SECURITY & LEGAL SERVICES
budget for implementation key 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.

BUDGET FOR IMPLEMENTATIONKEY CONSIDERATIONS
budget assumptions
PG (Operational) increase 6%

Including Capex 15%

External Income Increase 3%

General salary increase 6%

Other operating Costs 9%

Budget Surplus 2009/10 R33m

Cash and Cash equivalents 2009/10 R45m

BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS
arc consolidated budget 2010 11
Revenue

PG: R590m

External: R277m

Other: R 16m

Expenditure

Personnel: (R508m)

Operating Costs: (R304m)

Depreciation (R23m)

ADD

Depreciation: R23m

WC Movement: R20m

Cash at Beginning

Of Year

Capex

(R86m)

Total R884m

Total(R835m)

Total R43m

Total R45m

Total (R86m)

ARC Consolidated Budget: 2010/11

SurplusR 49m

Cash

Ex OpsR92m

Net

Cash for YearR6m

Cash

end of YearR52m

areas of focus in 2010 11
Audit Issues

Project costing/management

Cash Management

Supply Chain Management

Capacity

Funding (for sustainable growth)

AREAS OF FOCUS IN 2010/11
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

CHALLENGES
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