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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.

 Latest News


​Latest News and Events   


Head of Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) Ms. Jaqueline Maisela led the department in celebrating the International Nelson Mandela Day at Mhinga Special School, Thulamela Municipality in Vhembe on 18 July 2016.The global celebration encourages the culture of collective volunteerism by selflessly contributing to the less-privileged, said HOD in a prepared speech.
Vhembe has towards the end of June held its District Junior care competition at Khoroni Hotel. The event attended by grades 6 and 7 learners from different schools in the district.Assistant Director within the Limpopo department of Agriculture and Rural development (LDARD) in Vhembe, Mr Tshimangadzo Tshabuse indicated that the district had participated in the 2014 conference and received awards.
Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) in partnership with AfricaBio have facilitated the Farmers’ Day at Juno village, Matlala on 07 June 2016.
Farming community around Matlala joined the beneficiaries of Mashamaite project, at the Farmers’ Day where they leared, shared knowledge and experience on Bt/HT maize. LDARD has partnered with AfricaBio to capacitate small scale farmers to adapt to a new technology that will improve their production and livelihood.
“The Aspirant Young Farmer of the Year Awards initiative will assist to unlock the potential and the capacity of youth to participate in business related to agriculture. It will also award the efforts and the contribution of young people in matters of food security through the backyard and large scale production as well as value chain activities
Makhado Municipality in partnership with Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) held Makhado Agricultural Summit at Makhado showground on 3 June 2016 to unlock bottlenecks to create job opportunities within the Municipality.


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.

 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
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...

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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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