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.
The department?s mission is: To promote, through partnerships, sound agricultural practices that promote economic growth, food security and advancement of rural communities.
In order to achieve the above strategic objectives, the department is responsible for carrying out the
following core functions:
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: