Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

National Department Budget for 2017-18

Vote purpose

Lead, support and promote agricultural, forestry and fisheries resources management through policies, strategies and programmes to enhance sustainable use, and achieve economic growth, job creation, food security, rural development and transformation.


The mandate of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries includes value chains, inputs, production and consumption in the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors. The department’s mandate is derived from a range of legislation, including the Sea Fisheries Act (1988), the National Forests Act (1988), the Agricultural Products Standards Act (1990), and the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act (1993).

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