SAFEC also provides its members with business leads per e-mail, as provided by the DTI.
We facilitate inward buying as well as outward selling missions when required and facilitate foreign buyer’s programmes. Input in development of our export strategy will be given on a regular basis.
In addition some groups also coordinate and execute joint research projects both within the technical (production) sphere as well as within the market value chain relating to information / statistics and market / consumer requirements. This ensures market driven production and efficiencies with the distribution chain through which export volumes (and therefore job opportunities) are grown.
The most important way to increase the export base of cut flowers, bulbs and propagating
material is by pro-actively taking part in specialized trade exhibitions in various target markets. SAFEC members are informed of exhibitions, in- and outward missions, and urged to participate in export promotion events. This can only be achieved with the support of the DTI. Research & Development within the production areas and market arenas highlighted above supports this objective.