Peter Edwards Award 2009

Best Conservation Farmer in the Gauteng Province

Peter Edwards Award 2009

Best Conservation Farmer in the Gauteng Province

The Organizing Committee of the 44th Annual Congress of the Grassland Society of Suthern Africa invites you to submit nominations of suitable candidates for consideration for the Peter Edwards Award for Best Conservation Farmer in the Gauteng Province.

Suitable candidates for the Award should meet the following criteria:

  • The recipient should be utilising veld (range and/or pasture for domestic livestock production and/or game farming).
  • Farming practices should include, as far as possible, sound cultural and management practices which are recommended to ensure the optimum economic utilisation, conservation and reclamation of natural resources.
  • Contribution to his/her community by way of participation and leadership in study groups, soil conservation committees, organised agriculture, etc.

Where a group is identified to receive the Award, for example, a study group or soil conservation committee or a tribal authority or a community making use of communal land, the leader in such a group would receive the Award on behalf of such a group.

The nominations will be short-listed and farms or land-units will be visited by an adjudication panel comprising members of the Organising Committee and local advisory personnel. The short-listed nominees will be judged by the panel according to water and soil conservation, veld condition, pasture condition, condition and management of livestock or game animals, knowledge of conservation principles and general neatness.

Please download the nomination form below. Ensure that the nomination forms are completed in full. Incomplete nominations will not be considered for further judging.

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