Rural Development and Agrarian Reform

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2016-17


vibrant , equitable , sustanble rural communities and food security for all.


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 fucntions of the department are derived from its support and promotion of agriculture and rural development in the province these functions include the following

  • facilitaion and coordintation of rural development interventions in order to improve rural livelihoods;

  • facilitaion , planning and promotion of the rural development strategy in order to ensure that the vision , mission and th epillars of the strategy is achieved

  • agrarian transformation and food security , supported by effective training , skills development and extension services

  • provide and support the development of infastructure to achive sustainable agriculture

  • ivest in high impact projects which add value in agriculture as a business; and

  • ensure that agriculture production is supported by the latest technology development and research

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