Agriculture and Rural Development

Free State Department Budget for 2016-17


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

Mission Statement

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 values

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:

  • Transparency

  • Accountability

  • Good governance

  • Dedication

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

  • Passion

  • Confidentiality