Committee Report on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Budget
Author: Ms M Semenya
The Portfolio Committee met to consider the adoption of its report on the strategic and annual performance plans and budget of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
Major concerns raised by Members related to the need for clarity on the involvement of various entities in Agriparks and the under-funding of the Department, which they feared would escalate the chances of the DAFF failing to achieve its mandates. The Chairperson pointed out that the scope of the engagement was to adopt the Committee’s report, and not to deliberate about the current budget allocation. The recommendations to the Department in the report clearly advised it to present its business case to the National Treasury for additional funding.
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