ARC Annual Report 2014/15

The Agricultural Research Council

ARC Annual Report 2014/15

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC), a schedule 3A public entity, is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and fosters innovation in support of the agricultural sector.

Through its research work, the Council impacts the agriculture and related sectors significantly, particularly through scientific knowledge generation that influences economic performance and a sustainable development for a transformed society.

The Council’s interventions aim to increase agricultural production and productivity, including the creation of new areas of agricultural production to enhance food security and income generation. Special focus on expanding agricultural production in communal areas, rural poverty nodes and peri-urban areas where the potential for increasing the number of productive farmers may be highest.

Agricultural Research Council is committed to Excellence in Agricultural Research and Development in South Africa and beyond.

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