The Southern African Macadamia Growers’ Association (SAMAC) will hold its annual Research Symposium on 6 September 2017. The event will take place on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal for the first time – one of the rapidly expanding regions of macadamia plantings in South Africa, with the potential of becoming the country’s largest macadamia production region in the future.

The programme will include researchers that currently have projects funded by SAMAC, as well as several external presenters, which may bring a fresh outlook to some of the macadamia industry’s challenges. A wide range of topics will be addressed:


Macadamia Health Research

Macadamia Water Usage / Irrigation

Macadamia Genetics and Biotechnology

Remote Sensing Technologies

Macadamia Pests and Diseases

Biological Control



The symposium will be held in the Zulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino near the King Shaka International Airport. The event will finish on a high with a formal gala dinner in the evening, where several industry awards will be presented.

For more information or to register, visit the SAMAC Research Symposium Page


Issued by the Southern African Macadamia Growers’ Association (SAMAC)
24 July 2017
Contact: Barry Christie
Tel: +27 73 084 1772

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