Dr. JD van der Merwe, a highly experienced agricultural economist, is available to speak at your next agricultural event. With a strong academic background in Agricultural Economics and a PhD from the University of the North-West, Dr. van der Merwe is a recognized expert in his field. Currently, he serves as Managing Director of AMT (Pty) Ltd and Agri Optimum (Pty) Ltd.

AMT is a leading platform that provides accurate agricultural market intelligence and forecasting, enabling farmers to make informed decisions and maximize their productivity and profitability. Visit www.amtrends.co.za for more information. Agri Optimum, on the other hand, offers a unique platform for hosting a wide range of enterprise budgets for various cash crops, vegetables, livestock, and perennial pastures. These budgets are based on scientifically-founded production practices and are tailored to the specific regions in which they are applicable. Visit www.agrioptimum.co.za for more information.

Dr. van der Merwe has garnered a reputation for his expertise in the agricultural industry and has shared his knowledge with various stakeholders. He has been a regular guest on popular radio programs such as OFM, Radio Pretoria, and Landbou Radio, where he provides valuable insights and analysis on agricultural trends. He has also been invited as a guest speaker at agricultural study groups, events, shows, and TV programs, including Groot Plaas on Kyknet and SABC News.

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    Neels Scheepers
    Bestuurder – Noordkaap Lewendehawe Vryburg Kooperatief Beperk

    Dr Johnny van der Merwe was ‘n genooide spreker by ons Rooivleisprodusentedag op 14 Julie 2023 op Vryburg.Hy is waarlik ‘n kenner in sy veld en het genoeg kennis om vrae oor rooivleis bemarking, ondubbelsinnig te antwoord.

    Dankie DR Johnny. Ons het jou teenwoordigheid geniet.

    Dr Pieter Grimbreek
    Northwest Pig Study Group

    Dear Johnny, on behalf of the Northwest Pig Study Group  – we are sincerely grateful for your participation and for a very informative presentation. We received a lot of positive feedback from our delegates regarding your presentation and your contribution to understanding market trends and world economic influences on our market.

    Mary Willemse
    Campaign Manager, BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd

    Dr Johnny was ‘n great toevoeging tot ons konferensie. DInamies, gemaklik en ‘n kenner in sy veld. Ons gehoor het sy infomele aanslag baie geniet.