Government's responsibility in the Agricultural sector lies primarily within the Ministry of Agriculture. The obligation of the Ministry of Agriculture is to ensure household food security and increased sustainable agricultural productivity through dlversification and enhancement of commercial agricultural activities. The Ministry is also responsible for the development and promotion of appropriate technologies and efficient extension services while ensuring stakeholder participation and sustainable development and management of natural resources in the country.
To achieve and maintain an efficient and sustainable agricultural sector that will ensure national and household food security and a sustainable growth of Swaziland’s agriculture and national economy with equitable wealth distribution throughout the value chain.
To transform Swaziland's agricultural production system from its prevailing subsistence mode to more commercially oriented production systems through commercialisation and the diversification of small and medium (S&M) holder SNL and TDL agricultural production within the next four to five years
National Agricultural Marketing Board (NAMBoard)
The National Agricultural Marketing Board is a Public Enterprise established through an Act of Parliament (NAMBoard Act No.13 of 1985) and charged with the development of marketing of agricultural products in Swaziland. The statutory functions of the entity encompass the following:
NMC was established in 1985 with the objectives of guaranteeing a market to local maize farmers at competitive prices and of providing good quality maize meal at reasonable prices to the Swazi people. The Corporation’s focus include purchase, storage and marketing of maize. The Corporation has been, inter alia, entrusted with the following key responsibilities:
Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE)
The Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise Limited (SWADE) was established in November 1999 in accordance with the Companies Act of 1912, as Swaziland Komati Development Enterprise Limited (SKPE). SWADE is a company that is wholly owned by the Government of Swaziland and, unlike other parastatals there is no special Act of Parliament which establishes it. SWADE is, however, subject to control by the Public Enterprises Unit.
The Swaziland Dairy Board (SDB) is a public enterprise wholly owned by the Swaziland Government. It was established in 1971 under the Dairy Act No. 28 of 1968. As provided in the Act, the Board’s primary function is to develop and regulate the industry. The SDB complements the Governments efforts through the provision of a supportive socio-economic environment for the development of the dairy industry aimed at achieving food security, poverty reduction, investment promotion, job creation and export promotion.