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The Deciduous Fruit Plant Improvement Association

Promotes the maximum use of certified deciduous fruit propagation material by all sectors in the deciduous fruit industry. And exercises the authority, the performance of functions and execution of duties as assigned under the Deciduous Fruit Plant Improvement Scheme in terms of the Plant Improvement Act, 1976 (Act 53 of 1976) to the Executive Council as the authority conferred.

SAPO Trust’s Mission

To develop a comprehensive range of virus-free plant material that can be supplied cost-effectively to the fruit industries in South Africa. The company pioneers variety development and the commercialisation of new fruit varieties in South Africa. It is SAPO Trust’s vision to be the preferred fruit plant material provider in the country, as they continually strive to be on top of a competitive industry.

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