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About Us

Directorate Mandate:

To provide national leadership and support to plant production sector in South Africa that will enable it to play a meaningful role in ensuring food security, economic development, and poverty alleviation. This is done through the development, promotion and co-ordination of the appropriate regulatory frameworks and practices.

Directorate Vision: 

A united, prosperous and sustainable plant production sector. 

Directorate Mission: 

Effectively develop, implement and monitor national legislation that will increase productivity, profitability, and competitiveness of the plant production sector through :

•  Developing, promulgating and promoting national policies to support sustainable plant quality and production.
•  Developing and promoting implementation programmes to improve crop production through capacity development.
•  Ensuring effective regulation and monitoring of compliance to National regulatory and policy frameworks.
•  Assessing the impact of plant production systems/programmes.
•  Rendering advisory services on crop production matters.

The Directorate administers the following Act on behalf of the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries:

•  The Plant Improvement Act. 1976 (Act No.53 of 1976)

Directorate Values:

  • Team work: Maximum participation, respect and co-operation
  • Integrity: Display high levels of work ethic
  • Commitment: Taking ownership and accountability for decisions and actions that need to be taken
  • Service Excellence: Efficient and effective delivery of knowledge and information to key stakeholders
  • Transparency: Continuously interact with all stakeholder in a courteous and open manner


Individuals or groups with the intention to or already engaged in agricultural activities but lacking resources to grow are advised to visit or contact their nearest (to the project/ farm) Regional or Provincial Department of Agriculture for further information and assistance. Provincial Departments of Agriculture are responsible for  implementing DALRRD support programmes geared towards farmer development

2nd call Jobs Fund call of applications- Commercialisation of Black Producers Programme JF8/1628-2


Aim: T o develop and provide guidelines for the implementation of policies and programs supporting land and agrarian reform beneficiaries



1. Research and Develop Policy guidelines with regard to land and agrarian reform

  • Development of policies for farmer support
  • Review existing policies with regard to farmer support.

2. Provide procedures to implement the developed Directorate’s policies and programmes.

  • Develop operational manuals, monitoring and evaluation templates and frameworks

3. Participate and provide inputs in policy debates forums.

  • Participate in policy debates on request.
  • Provide written inputs to the developed policies internally and externally.

4. Assist with the implementation of Land Settlement policies and programmes relating to farmer support in the Provinces

  • Facilitate the implementation of pilot studies on developed policies and programs in the provinces.

5. Collect and update data in agricultural project in the presidential nodal areas (ISRD & URP)

  • Update database for land and agrarian reform project in the nodes.

Enquiries: 012 319 8265

Aim: To coordinate and facilitate the development and implementation of land and agrarian reform projects through support programs of the Department of Agriculture and promote viable and sustainable agriculture for improved Livelihoods.


1. Coordinate agricultural support aimed at land reform beneficiaries

2. Assist and guide the implementation of Land reform programs and CASP in the provinces.

  • Participate in provincial forums such as District Screening Committees(DSC) and Provincial Grant Approval Committees (PGAC)
  • Assist in identification of potential viable and sustainable projects
  • Assesses business plans and recommend for approval of grants

3. Monitor and evaluate CASP funded projects

  • Report on status and progress of land reform projects and CASP funded projects against approved business plans
  • Keeping track of information and activities related to the development and support rendered to projects.

4. Develop and maintain a database for CASP funded projects and land reform projects

  • Project visits and collection of data on a regular basis

5. Establish and maintain coordination with relevant stakeholders

  • Coordinate and align programs and activities of institutions responsible for post settlement
  • Liaise with relevant stake holders for the benefit of land reform beneficiaries.

Enquiries: 012 319 8230

Aim: To facilitate effective administration and disposal of agricultural state land


Sub directorate Land Administration is responsible for the administration of State Agricultural Land which is known as the FALA/ ADMA properties. FALA stands for Financial Assistance Land while ADMA is Agricultural Debt Management. These properties are received from the Directorate Debt Management and handed over to the directorate Land Settlement for Administration




1. Facilitate the disposal of Agricultural state Land (FALA)


  • Valuate properties
  • Advertise them
  • Short listing
  • Interviews
  • Appointment
  • Lease Submission to Minister NDPW
  • Signing of the Lease Agreement
  • Rental payment to the Department


2. Coordinate the maintenance and caretaking of FALA properties and registration of servitudes.


The sub-directorate supports the Lessees of the FALA farms with basic infrastructure in terms of Fencing, Basic Water, Creation of Firebreaks and the removal of alien/ invasive plants.


  • Need analysis
  • Quotations requisition
  • Recommend delivery
  • Service delivery


3. Updating of Asset Register, state land database and administer asset losses.


  • Inspection and Inventory by visiting the farms regularly.


4. Render advisory services to PDA's and clients on land management issues.


  • Communicate with PDA & clients
  • Farm visits


5. Administer rental collection and other departmental levies (water, electricity, etc)


  • Lessees pays rental at the Departmental Standard Bank Account
  • Written rental reminders for defaulters
  • Telephone calls reminders
  • Referral to the State Attorneys through the directorate Legal Services for defaulters.


Enquiries: 012 319 8240/ 8237

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