Genetic Resources

Mission

To regulate and provide an integrated national management system in support of conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Functions

  • Develop and implement policies, legislations, strategies and norms and standard on the management of genetic resources for food and agriculture.
  • Regulate and promote the availability of propagating material of genetic resources for food and agriculture.
  • To provide a risk mitigating system in support of agricultural biodiversity.

In pursuing these aims, the Directorate administers the following Acts on behalf of the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries:

  1. The Plant Breeders' Rights Act. 1976 (Act No.15 of 1976)
  2. Genetically modified organisms act, 1997 (Act No.15 of 1997

Contact

Director: Genetic Resources
Department of Agriculture
Private bag x973
PRETORIA

Tel: 012 319 6214
Fax: 012 319 6298
E -mail: NoluthandoN@daff.gov.za