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Welcome to Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Here at the Department of Agriculture, Limpopo, we strive to create a united and prosperous agricultural sector where people livelihoods and natural resources are in a perfect balance. To contribute to the economic growth of the Province through sustainable Agricultural sector and food security programmes for a better life for all.

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The South African Society for Agricultural Extension (SASAE) has put Dr Elliot Zwane in its Roll of Honour and awarded him SASAE silver medal in its 50th celebration of Extension conference on 7 June 2016 in Gauteng.
“…We are sure of returning with four medals…” Mr Khaukanani Mbedzi, Financial Accounting Director in the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) had indicated before catching a flight with his teammates to the Comrades Marathon.
Farmers often become victims of expulsion from land occupation after years of working the land especially when their toils start to yield results or in case developement comes  to their doorsteps. This due to land ownership dispute and contracts.
Education and learners from various schools around Ha-Khakhu village had an opportunity to learn and share permaculture practice at Tshiavha Primary School on 18 May 2016.
In 2013, the man government launched the Acquacultural Developement and Enhancement Programme(ADEP) offering cost sharing grants to the tune of R40 million per company in an effort to stimulate investment and create more jobs in the sector.
The Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Developement (LDARD) has once again empowered young girls by giving them exposure to Agricultural Sector through a visit to farms on 24 may 2016 in Sekhukhune District in support of Take a Girl Child to Work Campaign
Through its mobile unit, the PAHC unit of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Developement (LDARD) has been embarking on various campaigns throughout the province.
tress in a workpace where 70 per cent of employees time is spent can become a serious challenge especially if not dealt with accorndingly. It can result with huge economic implications due to absenteeism and production loss.
 Last week, Temo News (T.N.) bublished the story about beans trials at Phengelelo farm at Ga-Thaba that seek to address food security in the area.

 Annual Reports

Annual Report 2010 2011.pdf
Annual Report 2012-2013.pdf
Annual Report 2013-2014.pdf

 Annual Performance Plans

APP 2013-2014.pdf
APP 2012-2013.pdf
APP 2011 - 2012.pdf
APP 2014-2015.pdf
APP Cover 2015-16.pdf
APP 2015-16.pdf
APP 2016-17.pdf

 More Documents

Strategic Plan 2015-2020.pdfStrategic Plan 2015-2020
Strategic Plan Cover page.pdfStrategic Plan Cover page
Service Charter 2.pdfService Charter 2
strategic plan 2011 - 2015.pdfstrategic plan 2011 - 2015
Annual Performance Plan 2013-14.pdfAnnual Performance Plan 2013-14
Annual Report 2012-2013.pdfAnnual Report 2012-2013
Limpopo Game Farming Strategy.pdfLimpopo Game Farming Strategy
FEA advert_register to database.pdfFEA advert_register to database
DAFF FEA questionnaire for database.pdfDAFF FEA questionnaire for database



MEC of Agriculture :  Joy Matshoge 

The LDARD Receives Unqualified Report

The Auditor General has given the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) good health of its financial matters. The LDARD has received an unqualified audit report for the previous financial year. The Department has achieved this for three years in succession. The Auditor General, Mr Terrence Nombembe indicated in his report released to the Provincial Legislature that the financial position of the LDARD for the previous financial year was in accordance with the requirements of the PFMA.
Did you know ...

The Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) has done it again at PMR Africa Awards by scooping two Diamond Arrow Awards on 24 August 2012 at Bolivia Lodge in Polokwane. A random survey found the LDARD as the Provincial Department that has been most effective in achieving its goals and earned the first diamond award. The second diamond award is a reward for the LDARD’s commendable initiatives specifically the Limpopo DAFF Female Entrepreneur of the Year Project. The sample was over the past 12 months. click here to read More...

PAIA Manual

The Promotion of Access to Information act, 2000 prescibes that a public body must provide details of records held by such public body so that any request for information may be accommodated. Click here to read more... Deputy Information Officers

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