Agriculture and Rural Development

KwaZulu-Natal Department Budget for 2016-17


The vision of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) is: A united, sustainable and vibrant agricultural sector with thriving rural communities in balance with nature.

Mission statement

The department?s mission is: To promote, through partnerships, sound agricultural practices that promote economic growth, food security and advancement of rural communities.

Core functions

In order to achieve the above strategic objectives, the department is responsible for carrying out the following core functions:

  • Crop production.

  • Livestock production.

  • Rural development.

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