Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa)


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa)
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries logo.jpg
Logo of the department
Department overview
Formed 7 July 2009[1]
Preceding agencies Department of Agriculture
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry
Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters Agriculture Place, 20 Beatrix Street, Arcadia 0002, Pretoria, Gauteng
25°44′13″S 28°12′14″E / 25.73694°S 28.20389°E / -25.73694; 28.20389
Employees 5,924 (2009)
Annual budget R3,658 million (2010/11)
Ministers responsible Tina Joemat-Peterson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Pieter Mulder, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Department executive Njabulo Nduli, Director-General
Child agencies Agricultural Research Council
National Agricultural Marketing Council
Onderstepoort Biological Products
Perishable Products Export Control Board
Ncera Farms
Website
www.daff.gov.za

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is one of the departments of the South African government. It is responsible for overseeing and supporting South Africa's agricultural sector, as well as ensuring access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food by the country's population.

The department falls under the responsibility of the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; as of January 2010 this is Tina Joemat-Peterson.

In the 2010 national budget, the department received an appropriation of 3,658 million rand, and had 5,924 employees.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Amendment of Schedule 1 to the Public Service Act, 1994", Proclamation No. 48 of 2009. Government Gazette No. 32387.
  2. ^ "Vote 25: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries". Estimates of National Expenditure 2010. Pretoria: National Treasury. 17 February 2010. ISBN 9780621390797. http://www.treasury.gov.za/documents/national%20budget/2010/ene/vote25.pdf. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 

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