Rural Development and Agrarian Reform

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2017-18


Vibrant,equitable,sustainable rural communities and food security for all.


Promote ,support and coordinate Rural Development and Argrarian 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

The core functions of the department are derived from its support and promotion of Agriculture and Ruaral Development in the provice. These functions include the following:

  • Facilitation and coordination of Rural Development interventons in order to improve rural livelihoods;

  • Facilitation, planning and promotion of the Rural Development Strategy in order to ensure that the vision, missionand the pillars of the strategy are achieved;

  • Agrarian Transformation and Food Security,supported by effective training,skills development and extention services;

  • Provide and support the development of infrastructure toachieve sustainable agriculture;

  • Invest in High Impact Projects which add value in agriculture as a business;and

  • ensure that agricultural production is supported by the latest techology and research.

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