Department: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

The Department: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) was disestablished in June 2019. The agriculture function was incorporated into the new Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), while the forestry and fisheries functions were incorporated into the new Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF). Information displayed here is historical information as it existed before the mergers.

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X250, Pretoria, 0001
Physical 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0002
Tel 012 319 6000


The mission of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is to advance food security and agrarian transformation in the agricultural sector through innovative, inclusive and sustainable policies and programmes.

The Department's strategic goals are: increased profitable production of food, fibre and timber products by all categories of producers; sustained management of natural resources; effective national regulatory services and risk management systems; a transformed and united sector; increased contribution of the sector to economic growth and development; and effective and efficient governance.

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