South africa WINE RDI Knowledge Transfer
Knowledge Transfer forms part of South Africa Wine RDI’s core activities, including Research, Development and Innovation. South Africa Wine RDI focuses mainly on transferring factual knowledge, i.e. the results of South African and international scientific research. Even though the most popular information-seeking behaviour of producers, viticulturists and winemakers is to obtain practical information from their peers, it is essential to complement this information with verified factual knowledge. This is to prevent the possible spread of misinformation.
South Africa Wine RDI acts as an intermediary in the knowledge exchange process between researchers and practitioners. Due to limited human resources, South Africa Wine RDI is restrained in its ability to host interactive knowledge transfer events and, as a result, makes use of third parties through funding and contractual agreements. The exchange of practical knowledge is also promoted by these South Africa Wine-sponsored third parties.