Grain SA was established on 10 June 1999 and was formed out of NAMPO (maize), NOPO (soybeans, sunflower and groundnuts), the WPO (wheat, barley and oats) and the SPO (grainsorghum).

The mission of GSA: Grain SA provides commodity strategic support and services to South African grain producers to support sustainability.


GSA is built on four pillars:

  • GSA is a voluntary association of grain farmers established to represent the interests of its members.
  • GSA wants to be recognised as an autonomous and independent grain producers' organisation. It wants to be involved in all matters bearing on the wellbeing of the industry and to be consulted about policy issues relating to the industry.
  • GSA is strongly apolitical and issues are dealt with only on merit and sound business principles without any party political consideration.
  • GSA is controlled by farmers for farmers and structured to ensure members' democratic control over their elected office bearers.