The Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (ARDA) is a parastatal under the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development that was established through the ARDA Act (Chapter 18:01) of 1982. In line with the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) and pursuant to Vision 2030, ARDA is driven by a new thrust to achieve National Food, Feed, Fibre, BioFuels and Seed Security.
Leading by farming for the attainment for Economic Prosperity and upliftment of livelihoods.
The Agricultural and Rural Development Authority’s mandate is to spearhead rural development and industrialisation through the deployment of technology and smart agricultural practices across Zimbabwe. ARDA is on a robust transformational trajectory that is set to establish its foothold as a major player in the agriculture industry value chain, besides being an employer of choice for talent attraction and retention in the agriculture and agro-industry space. Our main focus is to guarantee national food, feed, fibre, biofuels and seed security through the sustainable management and resuscitation of our Estates and irrigation scheme businesses dotted around the country thereby making Zimbabwe an equitable and inclusive society.
In order to effectively deliver on its new mandate ARDA has established the following critical departments as it gears up to significantly contribute to the country’s economic growth: –