About Agriculture and Agro Processing Master Plan (AAMP)

The AAMP is one of the seven priority plans identified by President Ramaphosa in the State of Nation Address (SONA) of 2019 as part of key economic sectors essential for the economic reconstruction and recovery during and post the Covid-19 pandemic. Other priority sectors include mining, automobile, green energy, ICT, defence, tourism and creative industries and each sector must have its Master Plan. A Master Plan is considered to be a planning and implementation framework that promotes public-private partnerships to leverage on resources, skills and experiences to advance economic growth and inclusion as well as the creation of sustainable jobs in the country. In addition to developing the AAMP, the Minister of DALRRD also tasked the NAMC to monitor and evaluate the implementation of AAMP by the different social partners. Furthermore, the NAMC was considered a strategic State-Owned Entity to rebuild state capacity (i.e., DALRRD) through collecting and processing market and industry data to improve the credibility of agricultural statistics, rebuild capacity in economic decision tools and policy analysis.


  • Promote transformation in agriculture and agro-processing sectors;
  • Increase food security in South Africa;
  • Accelerate the opening of markets and better access conditions;
  • Enhance competitiveness and entrepreneurial opportunities through technological innovations, infrastructure development and digitalization;
  • Create effective farmer support, agro-processing, food wholesale and retail incentives;
  • Create decent and inclusive employment, and improve working conditions and decent pay in the sector including in the face of climate change and technology innovations;
  • Increase farming community safety and reduce stock theft;
  • Create a capable state and enabling policy environment; and
  • Enhance resilience to climate change and management of natural resources


“We must advance commercial agriculture while supporting small-scale farmers,” he emphasized, stressing the role of government in creating an enabling environment for all agricultural enterprises.

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