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The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is dedicated to the social and economic development of rural South Africa and hold’s itself accountable to the nation to discharge its responsibilities professionally. The DALRRD is therefore in a unique position to promote and champion the well-being of smallholder farmers in collaboration with the other departments, provincial and local government, business, labour, civil society, farmers’ organisations and associations. This will help in improving the country performance on food security, food safety, nutrition, and food sovereignty.
To achieve the mandate of the DALRRD in entrusting agricultural, rural development and land reform responsibilities to provincial and district offices, developing and supporting smallholder farmers will stimulate the rejuvenation of the country’s sustainable economic development and social progress and contribute to the achievement of the National Development Plan priorities and Sustainable Development Goals and targets. Small to medium scale farmers need to be part of sustainable, commercially viable and profitable enterprises. In doing so, we will build a future for all of our people. Therefore, it is against this background that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) would like to solicit an expertise of a team to undertake a detailed research on status of agricultural sector and assist government to develop sector masterplan.
It is in regard that a service provider is needed to Conduct Research In Support To The Development Of An Agricultural Sector Masterplan And Related Agro-Industry Development Options.