The National Emergent Red Meat Producers' Organisation (NERPO) was established as a voluntary commodity farmer Organization in 1997 and was subsequently registered as a section 21 Company in January 1999. The Organisation was established as a direct result of disparities that exist between the established and emerging agricultural sectors and such imbalances include the following strategic objectives:
The primary aim of NERPO is to commercialise the developing agricultural sector and ensure meaningful participation of black individuals within the mainstream commercial agribusiness sector, hence ensuring the long term sustainability of the agricultural sector in South Africa.
To achieve its principal objectives, NERPO had to establish :
as business arms of the Organisation that provides a platform and framework within which to work.