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    Agribusiness
    Development Agency

    PROMOTING AGRIBUSINESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS & KNOWLEDGE

  • Agribusiness
    Development Agency

    PROMOTING AGRIBUSINESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS & KNOWLEDGE

  • Agribusiness
    Development Agency

    PROMOTING AGRIBUSINESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS & KNOWLEDGE

  • Agribusiness
    Development Agency

    PROMOTING AGRIBUSINESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS & KNOWLEDGE

  • Agribusiness
    Development Agency

    PROMOTING AGRIBUSINESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS & KNOWLEDGE

  • Agribusiness
    Development Agency

    PROMOTING AGRIBUSINESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS & KNOWLEDGE

Background

The Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA) has been in existence for just over five years to deal with supporting emerging black commercial farmers, especially in the land reform programme as the raison d’etre. A number of land reform farms were on the brink of collapse due a number of reasons including lack of farming skills by the new owners and over-indebtedness. The period during which the ADA was established was also marked by unprecedented food price hikes and a world economy in recession. The ADA recorded some remarkable success during its first five years of existence, notwithstanding numerous challenges that were faced by the entity.

About us

Our Mandate

The Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA) is a catalytic vehicle that facilitates the growth of a strong, transformed, diversified, dynamic, competitive and sustainable agro-processing industry in KwaZulu-Natal, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). I serve as a catalyst for agribusiness development in the province, through focussing on projects that are catalytic in nature and have the following attributes • Benefits beyond direct beneficiaries • Economic spinoffs • Embrace the whole value chain • Speed up the development in the whole geographical area.:

  • Vision

    A diverse, deracialised prosperous and sustainable agribusiness sector in KwaZulu- Natal.

  • Mission

    The ADA strives to promote, establish, facilitate and support the growth of black owned and managed agribusinesses along agricultural value chains in KwaZulu-Natal through partnerships with individuals, communities, private sector and other public sector institutions in order to achieve a transformed agribusiness sector in the province.

  • Core Values

    Organisational values define the key principles and associated behaviours that are required by employees when executing the strategy and functions of the organisation and state that the clients, customers and stakeholders can expect from the organisation. The values of the ADA are: Integrity: We commit ourselves to ensuring our purpose, practices, and values are ethically sound, at all times. Accountability: We take accountability for all our actions in dealing with our clients and stakeholders and are mindful of possible consequence emanating from our decisions. Excellence: We commit to proving quality services and products for all our clients at all times consistent with the spirit of Batho-Pele. Innovation: We commit to strive for continuous improvements through innovation and promoting a learning organizational culture.

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OUR SERVICES

Knowledge and Information Services

Knowledge and Information Services

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Financial Resources Mobilisation

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Agri-business Facilitation Services

Knowledge and Information Services

Agri-Business Market Infrastructure Services

PROGRAMMES

MASSIVE OPPORTUNITIES
FOR YOUTH IN THE
MARITIME INDUSTRY.

The Head of Maritime Centre of Excellence Vincent Zulu has encouraged young people to take advantage of the opportunities that are available in the maritime sector….

THE ADA IS DEVELOPING YOUNG FARMERS THROUGH DENISH AGRICULTURAL
TRAINING PROGRAMME.

Sixteen students who have completed a training programme in livestock management and value addition in the agribusiness sector are planning to use the expertise they acquired in Denmark….

THE ADA ON A MISSION
TO EMPOWER WOMEN
IN AGRIBUSINESS
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Despite government’s policies which ensure the full participation of women in the economy, some South African female entrepreneurs still face challenges that limits their growth…

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Stay in touch

Address

5 Cascades Crescent Cascades Office Park Montrose, Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu-Natal 3202

Contact Us

Tel: 033 347 8600
Fax: 033 347 0913
Email: info@ada-kzn.co.za