Agriculture and Rural Development

Free State Department Budget for 2017-18


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”


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 functions

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). These are the guiding principles that will define how the Department would conduct itself in performance of its business:

  • Commitment to Good Governance;

  • Equitable use of scarce resources;

  • Transparency and Accountability to stakeholders;

  • Dedication, Integrity, and Professionalism

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