Agriculture and Rural Development

KwaZulu-Natal Department Budget for 2017-18


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.

Core functions

The core functions of the department are as follows:

  • Food security

  • Farmer development

  • Veterinary services

  • Rural development

  • Governance

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