The vision of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) is: An inclusive, sustainable and radically transformed agricultural sector that builds thriving communities in balance with nature.
The department’s mission is: To advance sound agricultural practices that stimulate comprehensive economic growth, food security and advancement of rural communities.
The core functions of the department are as follows:
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: