The Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA)

The Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA) recently celebrated its 10 years in existence. The entity, which opened its doors in 2009,  was established 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 has recorded some remarkable success during its first decade 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

ADA is a vehicle that facilitates the growth of a strong, transformed, diversified, dynamic, competitive and sustainable agribusiness industry in KwaZulu-Natal focusing on projects that are catalytic in nature.

Its main focus is agro-processing and industrial crops It serves as an agent for facilitating 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.

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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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