DAFF 2012/13 ANNUAL REPORT PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS PRESENTATION Director-General Prof Edith Vries 9 October 2013 Version 5 CONFIDENTIAL
PRESENTATION OUTLINE Overview Achievements Performance by Programmes Challenges Financial Statements Conclusion 2
OVERVIEW The Department presents its Annual Report for the 2012/13 financial year. This presentation focuses attention on the departmental achievements made during 2012/13 and highlights planned deliverables and challenges encountered. DAFF contributes directly to three of the 12 Outcomes to achieve related outputs: Outcome 4: Decent employment through inclusive economic growth. Outcome 7: Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities contributing towards food security for all. Outcome 10: Protect and enhance our environmental assets and natural resources. The deliverables were guided by government’s key policies, namely the National Development Plan (NDP), New Growth Path (NGP), Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) and, in particular, the Strategic Integrated Project (SIP 11) of the PICC.
OVERVIEW CONT… The Department identified the following five areas as strategic priorities for the financial year: Create employment by increasing the number of participants in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors through support for smallholders and processors. Improve the food security initiative by coordinating production systems to increase the profitable production, handling and processing of food, fibre and timber products by all categories of producers. Improve the income and conditions of farm workers, foresters and fishers. Enhance exports by facilitating market access for agriculture, forestry and fisheries products. Ensure the sustainable use of natural resources.
ACHIEVEMENTS Successive unqualified audit opinions on the annual financial statements indicating commitment to good governance. Since South Africa’s inclusion into BRICS, DAFF has worked tirelessly to attract alternative markets from the traditional EU markets. To enhance cooperation within the BRICS formation, DAFF opened offices in India and Russia, in addition to the office in China. Trade agreements also concluded with other emerging economies and trade into Africa has been accelerated, especially SADC region. The Food and Nutrition Security Policy was developed to reduce the incidence of acute hunger and ensure good nutrition for all our citizens. In cooperation with DRDLR an integrated food production programme was launched in 7 provinces, and more than 139 000 ha of agricultural land was cultivated. During Q1 of 2013 a total of 54 000 jobs were created in the sector – job growth in provinces where the food security intervention was implemented (EC, KZN and MP). Through its Female Entrepreneur of the Year Awards event, DAFF continued recognising and empowering women as contributors to food security and development.
ACHIEVEMENTS cont.…. Total of 92 742 ha of land (agricultural, woodlands and forest) were rehabilitated through LandCare, CARA and Working for Water programme. The Small-scale Fisheries Policy was approved to assist and support the small-scale fisheries sector. The implementation plan will be finalised in 2013. The mandate of fisheries management was expanded by including fresh water and inland fisheries as well as aquaculture. A Food Security Strategy was introduced for the fisheries sector. Experimental Abalone Fisheries Project established in the Eastern Cape with 1 000 beneficiaries. 10 projects were also established and more than 1 000 jobs created during 2012 through the Working for Fisheries programme.
PROGRAMME 1: ADMINISTRATION Purpose Provide strategic leadership, management and support services to the Department. The aim of the programme is to lead, support and promote agricultural, forestry and fisheries resources management through policies, strategies and programmes to enhance sustainable use, and to achieve economic growth, job creation, food security, rural development and transformation. Corporate Services: To render sound human resources management and development, security and information management. Chief Financial Office: To provide the Department with sound financial services. Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: To direct the provision of policy analysis, formulation, planning and monitoring and evaluation in order to facilitate the improvements of the Department’s performance. Stakeholder Relations, Communication and Legal Services: To provide the Department with legal and communication services and promote intergovernmental and stakeholder relations.
Purpose Manage the risks associated with animal diseases, plant pests, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and registration of products used in agriculture; promote food safety and create an enabling environment for increased and sustainable agricultural production. The programme comprises three sub-programmes, namely Plant Production and Health; Animal Production and Health; and Inspection and Laboratory Services. Plant Production and Health: Focuses on increasing agricultural productivity with the emphasis on a sustainable plant production system, efficient use of genetic resources and manages risks associated with plant pests, diseases and GMOs. Animal Production and Health: Aims to improve livestock production through the implementation of animal production and health strategies, projects and programmes founded on sound animal disease risk management principles, an informed extension service and sustainable natural resources management. Inspection and Laboratory Services: Focuses on the provision of leadership, guidance and support in ensuring compliance with agricultural legislation and regulatory frameworks and overseeing the effective implementation of risk management strategies and plans for regulated agricultural products. PROGRAMME 2: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY
PROGRAMME 3: FOOD SECURITY AND AGRARIAN REFORM Purpose The programme facilitates and promotes food security and agrarian reform programmes and initiatives. It comprises three sub-programmes, namely Food Security; Sector Capacity Development; and National Extension Support Services. • Food Security: The sub-programme provides national frameworks to promote sustainable household food security programmes through improving the production systems of subsistence and smallholder farmers in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector to achieve food security livelihoods and facilitate the provision of inputs, implements and infrastructure support. • Sector Capacity: Facilitates the provision of agriculture, forestry and fisheries education and training in support of sustainable growth and equitable participation in the sector. This will be achieved by facilitating and supporting education and training skills, promoting the development of centres of excellence on skills training and develop, manage and coordinate the sector transformation policy and strategy in line with the government objectives for the Department. • National Extension Support Services: Provides national extension policies, norms and standards on research and technology development. The sub-programme provides strategic leadership and guidance for the planning, coordination and implementation of extension and advisory services in the sector. It also provides leadership and strategic support in the implementation of norms and standards for extension.
PROGRAMME 4: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRADE AND MARKETING Purpose Ensure value chain integration; facilitation of market access for agriculture, forestry and fisheries products in support of economic growth, job creation and development. The programme comprises the following three sub-programmes, namely International Relations and Trade; Agro- processing and Marketing; and Cooperatives and Rural Enterprise Development. • International Relations and Trade: Facilitates, coordinates and supports international relations and international trade for the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector through the development and implementation of appropriate policies and programmes. • Cooperatives and Rural Enterprise Development: Facilitates and supports the implementation of programmes and initiatives to ensure the promotion and participation of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector in the economic development of businesses. • Agro-processing and Marketing: Ensures the conversion/transformation of primary agriculture, forestry and fisheries commodities into value-added products and ensures domestic and international market access.