The Winter Cereal Trust (WCT), founded in 1997, is divided into 2 trusts – the Winter Cereal Research Trust and the Winter Cereal General Trust, each serving a separate function.

The aim of the Winter Cereal Research Trust is to participate in research about winter cereal and South Africa’s interest within the industry. Winter cereals consist of wheat, oats, barley, rye, triticale and durum wheat. While the aim of the Winter Cereal General Trust is to provide funding for research (including technical, industrial and scientific research) into the production of winter cereals within South Africa.