Rural Development and Agrarian Reform

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2015-16

Vision

Vibrant, equitable, sustainable rural communities and food security for all.

Mission

Promote, support and coordinate Rural Development and Agrarian Reform interventions to reduce poverty and underdevelopment through job creation, integrated food security programmes, and equitable participation in development by all rural communities. Core functions and responsibilities

The core functions of the department are derived from its support and promotion of Agriculture and Rural

Development in the province. These functions include the following:

  • Facilitation and coordination of Rural Development interventions in order to improve rural livelihoods;

  • Facilitation, planning and promotion of the Rural Development Strategy in order to ensure that the vision, mission and the pillars of the strategy are achieved;

  • Agrarian Transformation and Food Security, supported by effective training, skills development and extension services;

  • Provide and support the development of infrastructure to achieve sustainable agriculture;

  • Invest in High Impact Projects which add value in agriculture as a business; and

  • Ensure that agricultural production is supported by the latest technological development and research.

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