The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s mission is to work with partners to provide sustainable agricultural and rural development. The Department is governed by mandates enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa. Section 27b of the Constitution of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996, states that everyone has the right to have access to sufficient food and the state must take reasonable legislative and other measures within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of this right. DTC can develop a compliant funding application for the North West Agricultural Fund…in line with the Department’s regulatory requirements.
The Agricultural sector in itself is central to fostering economic growth, reducing poverty, and improving food security in Southern Africa, as more than 70% of the rural population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods.
The North-West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development vision is for a united and transformed agricultural sector for inclusive growth. Their mission is to ensure sustainable food security, socio-economic growth, and transformation of the agricultural sector through research and technology development.
The Department’s strategic objectives are to review and develop legislative and policy instruments, develop and implement capacity building programmes, develop and implement service delivery programme plans, improve extension and advisory services, ensure implementation of legislative/policy instruments, conduct appropriate research and technology transfer, establish service delivery partnerships, ensure business management and leadership, and implement resource management policies.
Core Values of the North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development:
- Client centred service standard;
- Openness & Transparency; and
- Value for money.
The 2023-2024 application form can be found on the North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development website. Applicants are required to provide their personal information, project information, and support required.
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