The Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA)

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.



Our Services

Knowledge & Information Services

These include design and dissemination of agribusiness models…

Financial Resources Mobilisation

These include targeted development finance and investments…

Agri-business Facilitation Services

These include connecting agribusiness entrepreneurs.…

Agri-Business Market Infrastructure Services

These include agribusiness capacity and systems.…


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).

It serves as a catalyst for agribusiness development in the province, through focusing 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.

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Careers at Agribusiness Development Agency

Agribusiness Development Agency is committed to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry and disability. With its unique challenges, the agricultural sector requires innovative thinkers working to find equally as unique solutions that will move the sector forward. If you’re looking for a dynamic and meaningful career at one of the country’s most progressive organizations, look no further!

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