TPO MEMBERS

The Tomato Producers’ Organisation (TPO) was founded to act on behalf of its members regarding decisions that affect their interests.

ACTING IN THE INTEREST OF OUR MEMBERS

The Tomato Producers’ Organisation is a national representative body for all tomato interests, in which all tomato producers and stakeholders can participate. They deliver coordinated views to the government and authorities on matters relating to members and the tomato industry, as well as encouraging cooperation in all matters relating to the welfare of the tomato industry, solving problems and establishment of the necessary laws and regulations.

The TPO’s objective is to establish and maintain, through collective action, appropriate facilities and services for the members of the organisation and, for this purpose, to organize the tomato industry and to create the necessary service programs. In addition, the TPO is committed to cultivating and promoting unity and a spirit of cooperation amongst tomato producers.

The TPO’s focus also lies in the systematic development of the tomato industry, which includes preservation of resources (land and water), the maintenance and improvement of soil fertility, production, and marketing methods.

who are our members?

The Tomato Producers’ Organization is made up of tomato farmers, producers and distributors.

how to become a member of the TPO

Membership of the TPO is voluntary with the requirement of a R2000.00 yearly levy fee. The annual fee for first time members may vary depending on the month they decide to join.

TO CONTINUALLY SUPPORT THE TOMATO INDUSTRY THE TPO HAS FURTHERMORE SET OUT THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES THAT WE STRIVE TO MAINTAIN AS THE ORGANIZATION GROWS.

WHO ARE OUR MEMBERS?

The Tomato Producers’ Organization is made up of tomato farmers, producers and distributors.

  • Fresh produce markets 87% 87%

BETWEEN 83% AND 87% OF THE ANNUAL CROPIS SOLD THROUGH FRESH PRODUCE MARKETS

Employment

TOMATO PRODUCTION EMPLOYS 25k – 28K PEOPLE ANNUALLY

Tomato production in South Africa employs between 25 000 and 28 000 people a year, with increased numbers during the summer months when production volumes are higher. Between 83% and 87% of the annual crop is sold through the national and regional fresh produce markets, with a limited quantity delivered directly to supermarket chains. A small percentage of South African tomatoes are bought by cross border traders who sell produce in Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia.

South Africa is regarded as a leader in the use of best practices for tomato production. The industry is not, however, without its challenges. High input costs, fluctuating market prices, a shortage of good quality irrigation water, unreliable electricity supply, labour issues, and poor infrastructure top the list of challenges that need to be addressed.

how to become a member of the TPO

Follow these 4 easy steps.

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2.

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3.

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