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Funding Policy

The policy of the RMRDT is to finance projects executed by recognised research institution, dealing with agricultural research. Such institutions include the Department of Agriculture, Provincial Departments of Agriculture, Institutes of the Agricultural Research Council, all Universities and Agricultural Colleges.

Funding for research and development is made available from the RMRDT and RMLA. In the case of RMRDT funds the policy is to maintain the proportion of the initial capital from the various species’ when financing projects for the various sectors.

Funding proportion applied:

  • Beef                                   65.67%
  • Small-stock                         15.28%
  • Pork                                    9.02%
  • Hides, Skins and Leather    10.03%

In cases where a project is directed at more than one “species”, the funds for the project are allocated proportionally from the funds of the “species” concerned. In the event of shortage of funds from a particular “species fund” to fully fund such a project, the Planning Committees can decide whether they would fund more than their agreed portion for a particular project.