Agriculture and Rural Development

Free State Department Budget for 2015-16


The vision of the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is to ensure “A dynamic and prosperous agricultural sector and a better life for rural communities”


The mission of the Department is “To empower the agricultural sector through the provisioning and facilitation of efficient agricultural development support and investment solutions in order to ensure rural development, constant economic growth and sustainable livelihoods”

Core functions

The core values of the Department are informed by the letter and spirit of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act No. 108 of 1996) and the supporting suite of transformation legislation. These values are:

  • Commitment to Good Governance;

  • Equitable use of scarce resources;

  • Transparency and Accountability to stakeholders;

  • Dedication, Integrity, Professionalism

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Agricultural Economics
Farmer Support And Development
Rural Development
Structured Agricultural Training
Sustainable Resource Management
Technology,Research And Development Services
Veterinary Services

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Current payments - Compensation of employees
Current payments - Goods and services
Payments for capital assets - Buildings and other fixed structures
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
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