BackgroundThe Feed Registration Backlog Project (FRBP) was conducted from November 2015 until 31 March 2016 in an attempt to clear the backlog of new farm feed registrations. More than 800 applications were assessed in order to return the service delivery time frame back to a 4-month period. The project was funded and co-ordinated by AFMA and in partnership with the Agricultural Inputs Control (AIC) division within DAFF. Results from the project highlighted some serious concerns about the quality of applications submitted and concluded that 90% of applications did not meet the legal requirements for premarket approval. This was identified as one of the biggest contributors to the delay in the registration approval process – placing an unnecessary burden on the already limited capacity at AIC.
The Workshop – what to expect?The Feed Registration Workshop is therefore aimed at providing valuable feedback to all Act 36 registration holders on how to successfully complete & submit a farm feed registration application in order to obtain a V-number in the shortest possible time!
The Workshop will focus on the common errors made when submitting a registration application and will cover all types of applications. Delegates will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in completing the application forms and the format of the day will be in true workshop style – putting pen to paper! A brand new consolidated application form – combining the current ten forms into ONE – will also be introduced by Act 36 and workshopped on the day! This should simplify the application process tremendously and delegates will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new improved process and forms.Venue: Saint George Hotel & Conference Centre, Pretoria
Date: Wednesday 20 July 2016
Time: Registration opens @ 07:30 – Programme starts @ 08:30 and Closing @ 16:30
|DESCRIPTION||COST / DELEGATE*|
|Single delegate (AFMA member)||R950.00 / delegate|
|Multi delegate (AFMA member) – three (3) or more delegates per company||R850.00 / delegate|
|Single delegate (Non-AFMA member)||R1 050.00 / delegate|
|Multi delegate (Non-AFMA member) – three (3) or more delegates per company||R950.00 / delegate|
|* The registration fee includes workshop notes, notebook & pen, refreshments, lunch & VAT|
Opening address: Mr De Wet Boshoff, Executive Director, AFMA Closing address: Mr J Mudzunga, Director, Farm Feeds Division of Act 36 of 1947 Presenter: Ms Tebogo Banda, Technical Advisor, Farm Feeds Division of Act 36 of 1947 Moderator: Ms Liesl Breytenbach, Technical & regulatory affairs manager, AFMA
|07:30 – 08:30||Arrival, Registration and Refreshments|
|08:30 – 08:35||Opening and welcome|
|08:35 – 08:45||The Backlog project & beyond|
|08:45 – 09:05||General lessons learned & Common errors found|
|09:05 – 09:25||Introduction to the NEW consolidated & simplified application form|
|09:25 – 09:35||Q & A|
|09:35 – 10:15||Refreshments|
|10:15 – 11:15||Work session 1: Practical Examples for Raw Material applications|
|11:15 – 12:30||Work session 2a: Practical Examples for Livestock applications|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 14:00||Work session 2b: Practical Examples for Game feed applications|
|14:00 – 15:00||Work session 3: Practical Examples for Pet Food applications|
|15:00 – 15:15||Refreshments|
|15:15 – 16:30||Work session 4: Practical Examples for Feed Additive applications|
|16:30 – 16:45||Closing|
Accommodation is available at the workshop venue. Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. All costs incurred will be for your own account.
Directions to the Saint George Hotel and Conference CentrePhysical Address: Plot 58 Doornkloof, Goede Hoop Avenue, M57, Rietvleidam Telephone: +27 (0)11 316 1254 Facsimile: +27 (0)11 316 5541/2 Website: www.stgeorgehotel.co.za
The following PRESENTATIONS were given at the Workshop and is available for download:
The following EXAMPLES of correctly completed application forms and relevant supporting documentation were workshopped and are available for download. PLEASE NOTE that the examples of supporting documentation provided here are not necessarily the ONLY requirement for the specific type of application, but rather an indication of how the available information should be captured on the application form. For a full list of required supporting documentation for each type of application, click here.