SABO is a representative body that represents the entire industry of bioproducts manufacturers, marketers, researchers and users of bioproducts. SABO is an organisation run by members of the bioproduct industry. Membership is open to anyone that has an interest in the bioproduct industry. All role players in the bioproduct industry are encouraged to get involved in SABO to ensure that SABO is able to achieve its mandate. Through shared involvement SABO will achieve more than what each individual may do on their own and to the benefit of all members and the industry. SABO represents the needs and contributions to agriculture of all of the role players in terms of registration processes, importation of foreign organisms, etc. to government, to organized agriculture, and to society as a whole. Our Board of Directors is elected annually and is representative of all the role players in the industry.
SABO is the link between the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the industry. SABO’s registration workgroup works to support the Registrar of agricultural inputs in getting products to the market. Feedback from the Registrar on specific issues regarding registering agricultural inputs also goes through SABO to all its members, ensuring urgent requests from the Registrar are received timeously.
SABO has a strict code of conduct where all members are expected to comply with the standards set in our Constitution and Code of Ethics. This ensures the integrity of the industry and allows it to grow with positive reputation.
SABO aims to create a forum in which people working in the field of bioproducts can regularly meet with colleagues in the same field, in appropriate meetings such as annual congresses.
SABO undertakes to train agents in the crop protection field as well as users of bioproducts with a sound training in the use of bioproducts.