NGRP research day 2022

The National Grain Research Programme was launched to support the national grain and oilseed industry through research and innovation. Our vision is to 1) increase collaboration between government, industry, local Universities and other research institutes; 2) increase engagements between grain and oilseed stakeholders and 3) to promote industry-relevant, outcomes-based research.

On 9 May 2022, the first annual NGRP research day will be hosted. During this meeting we seek to provide feedback to the grain industry and other stakeholders with researchers from the University of Pretoria, the University of the Free State and Stellenbosch University that will present an overview of grain related research projects. The meeting will take place virtually with the possibility of some hybrid interactions and is open to staff of NGRP members.

Should you be interested to join, please register using the registration form on the left panel of this page.

Registration information

Please fill in the registration form below should you wish to attend the NGRP research day. Please ensure to give the correct email address as you will be provided with additional information regarding the event closer to the date via email.



Programme and Location Map

Please click here to view the programme for the National Grain Research Programme Research Day 2022.

A map of the Innovation Africa @UP campus can be viewed here or a PDF file of this map can be downloaded by clicking here. Please note that The Future Africa campus is number 17 on this map.



Mr Jannie de Villiers, Chairperson of the NGRP Board

Mr Wandile Sihlobo, Chief Economist, Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz)

Prof. Sunil Maharaj, acting Vice-Principal (Research), University of Pretoria

Prof. Danie Brink, Dean: Faculty of AgriScience, Stellenbosch University

Prof. Corli Witthuhn, Vice-Rector: Research and Internationalisation, University of the Free State

And postdocs and PhD/MSc students from NGRP.