FRUIT SA / SIZA
Fruit South Africa (FSA) is a non-profit organisation formed by the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa (CGA); HORTGRO (representing pome and stone fruit); South African Table Grape Industry (SATI); SUBTROP (representing the avocado, litchi, mango and macadamia industries) and the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF) to address common issues in relation to all aspects of the fruit industry of South Africa.
The objective of FSA is to provide support to its Members and their constituent Members in relation to the following:
- Market and Product Development
- Transformation and Training
- Access to International and Local Markets
The South African Ethical Trade Initiative (SIZA) programme was established as a pro-active effort by the South African fruit industry under the mantle of Fruit South Africa to promote sound and ongoing improvement of ethical labour practices on South African fruit farms and in our pack houses. It is an holistic programme that identifies problems that may exist, usually by way of an independent third party audit and responds with appropriate support and interventions, including awareness-raising and relevant capacity-building programmes.
While the SIZA programme has been initiated by the fruit industry, it is applicable and open to all agricultural industries in South Africa.