Finance and Administration
Purpose: To ensure good governance and effective management and administration. Its main thrusts are the provision of finance and supply management, office management, marketing and communications, human resources management, information technology, monitoring, and evaluation as well as legal services.
Comprehensive Capacity Building
Purpose: To enhance the knowledge base and capacity of the agribusiness sector to perform optimally through training, policy advocacy, leverage of funding and partnerships.
Rationale: This programme provides entrepreneurs with the organisational frameworks necessary to develop agro processing commercial linkages and function optimally; strengthen the entities in the sector charged with the development of productive technologies, applied knowledge and imparting this knowledge to entrepreneurs and lastly promote enterprise development. Furthermore, it is designed to strengthen the capacity of government and key stakeholders in the sector to perform optimally. ADA will influence government to develop a clear framework within which private sector initiatives can play their role and it needs to provide leadership through carefully crafted interventions that will catalyze private actions.
Entrepreneurship is a key factor for the survival of emerging black agro-processing entrepreneurs in an ever-changing and increasingly complex global economy. Entrepreneurs operate in a complex and dynamic environment. They are part of a larger collection of people including other entrepreneurs, suppliers, traders, transporters, processors and many others. Each of these has a role to play in processing products and moving them through to the market-through the value chain. Each one needs to be an entrepreneur. They also need to respect each other and work together to make the whole system work better and be more profitable.
Key focus area: a) Improve the knowledge and skills base of agro processing and agribusiness entrepreneurs in the sector
b) Revitalise agribusiness development education at all levels of the education sector
c) Forging Partnerships and Networking Relationships
Enterprise and Value Chain Development
Purpose: Create through institutional reforms, investments and incentives, an environment which is favorable for farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs to unlock business opportunities upstream and downstream the value chain and to access markets.
Rationale: The core objective of the program is to improve value chain competitiveness for previously disadvantaged entrepreneurs in key high potential subsectors of agribusiness. Existing value chains are about traceability, consumer demand, standards, established brands and brand awareness, bulk, uniformity and surety of supply.
Key focus area: • Enterprise Development
• Industry Research and Transfer of Technology
• Infrastructure Investment
• Partnership and Leverage Funding
• Investment Packaging and Facilitation
• Investment facilitation and acquisition of shareholding
Purpose: To release the physical constraints to the sectors development through provision of physical infrastructure and inputs.
Rationale: Currently, ADA is focussing most of its resources in this programme because of the nature of funding received from government. ADA recognises that this programme is going to play a major role to unlock agriculture in the Province and therefore should not be abandoned. However, ADA is advocating for a renewed approach to implementing this programme in order to extend its reach. The constraints that lead to the establishment of ADA are still a reality and the entity is therefore challenged to come up with sustainable interventions that increase production and productivity in agriculture.
Key focus area: • Market development and logistic supportive infrastructure
• Technical Support