Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Northern Cape Department Budget for 2015-16


A transformed, vibrant agricultural sector for food security and sustainable rural development.


The Department as a lead agent in the sector, will champion land and agrarian transformation, promote and facilitate increased production and provide expertise for improved livelihoods, sustainable rural development and food security for all.

Core functions

  • Coordinate and facilitate rural development programmes that contribute to vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities

  • Provision of comprehensive post settlement support to land reform beneficiaries

  • Ensure food security for all by increasing agricultural production; providing technical support for development of famers and communities

  • Establishing markets in rural areas

  • Establish agricultural co-operatives throughout the value-chain

  • Development and implementation of the sector job creation plan

  • Promoting sustainable use and management of natural resources

  • Farm worker development

  • To provide veterinary services which promote sustainable economic growth through export and import and ensure the health and welfare of people and animals in the Northern Cape

  • To ensure the competitive capacity of its clients, through the timely provision of progressive technologies and information with regard to crop production, animal production and resource utilisation

  • To provide economic support to internal and external clients with regard to marketing, statistical information including financial feasibility and economic viability studies

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 Services
Farmer Support and Development
Research and Technology Development Services
Rural Development
Sustainable Resource Management
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
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Public corporations and private enterprises
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