WELCOME TO KORKOM

 This organisation was erected in 1981 with the sole purpose of gathering information with regards to potatoes. Since then onions became as important a crop in this area, with onion issues also being handled since 1986. The purpose of Korkom is to gather information in order to help our onion and potato producers with matters such as planting and market planning.
Good communication and correct and timely information is the core of successful co-operation within an organization such as Korkom.

Korkom has about 40 members that contribute to the existence of the organisation on a hectare basis. It is an organisation that takes care of the interests of the members and that is not driven by generating profit. Most of the members cultivate both potatoes and onions.

The management of Korkom is elected every 2 years and consists of a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, a secretary and 8 other members. The management meets monthly in order to discuss matters of interest.

More or less 2000 – 3000 ha of onions and about 850 – 1050 ha of potatoes are being cultivated.

WHY CERES PRODUCTS?

  • South Africa’s main onion growing region
  • Only area in South Africa to produce the typical brown onion
  • Only area in South Africa to export significant volumes to Africa and the European union
  • Unique climate – low disease pressure
  • Maintaining of rotations
  • High yields
  • Onions grown on plateau 1000m above sealevel
  • Fresh cool mountain air
  • Clean pure mountain water

  • OUR MISSION

    KORKOM empowers its members by means of knowledge to enable them to take informed and sustainable production and marketing decisions within the potato and onion industries.

  • OUR VISION

    KORKOM is an Organisation that supplies services and information to its members in order to provide a competitive advantage.

ONIONS

Onions, garlic, leeks and shallots are all members of the same botanical genus Allium. The origin …

POTATOES

A singel medium-sized potato contains about half the daily adult requirement of Vitamin C.

OUR MEMBERS

Below you will find an indication of our large variety of members. More information and details regarding all members are available. Please follow the link below.

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LATEST NEWS

We would like to keep our members and clients up to date with recent news regarding the onion and potato industry.

LATEST PHOTOS

We are proud of our members and their achievements. Below are the latest photos regarding the onion and potato industry.

1981

Korkom started

40

Active members

11

Management team

2500

± ha Onions

1050

± ha Potatoes

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