Purpose and Background

The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) is currently engaged in a desktop study to determine the factors which have a significant impact on the competitiveness of the Agrochemical value chain.  The purpose of this investigation is to identify the factors that affect the competitiveness of the Agrochemical value chain in an effort to (i) empower industry role players to make better decisions to position themselves appropriately, (ii) empower organizations in the industry to improve their service delivery by focusing on those issues which are of greatest importance to the Agrochemical value chain, and (iii) inform policy makers and other directly affected groups of the factors that affect the Agrochemical industry.


The purpose of this questionnaire is to solicit stakeholders’ opinions on the factors that are most likely to influence the level of competitiveness in the Agrochemical value chain.  Respondents are also requested to weigh these factors in order of importance in terms of their impact on competitiveness. 

Your valued contribution in this regard will be greatly appreciated and will be regarded as a significant contribution to better position the Agrochemical industry, not only in South Africa, but globally.