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AFGRI supports AFMA

With the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA) Forum 2016 drawing near, leading agricultural services, processing and grain commodities company AFGRI has announced that it will once again support this significant event for the animal feeds industry which takes place in March.

“As a key player in the manufacture of animal feeds in Africa, we feel it is important for AFGRI to have a presence at the Forum as a way of showing our ongoing support for AFMA, which represents the industry on various committees and platforms where it is necessary to enhance or protect the industry’s interests,” says AFGRI CEO, Chris Venter.

Venter adds that the Forum, Africa’s leading conference on animal feeding and nutrition, also creates a vital platform for informing local role-players of the latest international developments in the animal feed and nutrition industry, as well as giving AFGRI the opportunity to showcase its service offerings.

AFGRI will have a stand at the Forum, which will be held at Sun City from 1 – 3 March 2016, with representation by a number of its divisions, including AFGRI Animal Feeds, Nedan, AFGRI Milling and GroCapital.

AFGRI’s GroCapital releases financial App for agricultural sector

26 August 2015 – Centurion – GroCapital, part of agricultural giant AFGRI, and a provider of specialised financial solutions to the agric sector, has announced the launch of a new App that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and iTunes for Android and iOS smartphones respectively. The App, called “GroCapital Trader”, will enable users to access local and international commodity prices, as well as various currency rates. Once the user is registered he or she will also be able to call a dealer directly from the App.

“Apps such as these are essential to our clients, the majority of who are well-informed businesspeople who like to be up to date with market price movements at any given time of the day or night, and this App meets this need,” says Praveen Dwarika, head of GroCapital.

Whilst any user can register to use / download the free App, commodity and currency prices will be delayed by between 10 and 20 minutes. However, if a user is a client of GroCapital’s, they will have full access to live data when they have registered.

Clients will need to complete a form to access the live data. “Once this is done, an additional username and password will be issued to them, which will give them full access.”

Currently around 500 downloads of the App have been recorded. ““The idea was to simplify the transaction process for GroCapital’s clients, allowing them to follow the commodity and currency markets, phone their dealer and transact immediately.”

Dwarika adds that although the App can be used by the general public, there is a slight delay on the prices for non-registered users.

“So far the reaction from clients has been extremely positive, and we’re confident that use of the App will continue to grow, given the convenience it offers users.”

 

Contact:                               Praveen Dwarika, Managing Director: GroCapital

Tel:                                         011-063-2454

Email:                                    praveendwarika@grocapital.co.za

Website:                              new.afgri.antsneversleep.com

Account:                              Keyter Rech Investor Solutions

Contact:                               Vanessa Rech                                                    Lynne Bothma

Tel:                                         087-351-3814 or 083-307-5600                    087-351-3815 or 082-920-4395

Date:                                     26 August 2015