Following on the article by Müller entitled Sustainable Development: The
Question of Integration and Coordination (Journal of Public Administration,
September 2004: 398), this article explores the issues of integratedness and
coordination within an SADC agricultural development context. It is clear from literature surveys that a plethora of approaches and theories exist pertaining to these issues. Since agriculture forms an important development arena in southern Africa, it may facilitate an exciting discourse on the way ahead as far as integrated development planning practices and possible institutional arrangements are concerned.
This article presents agriculture in the SADC as an important development sector,
which could improve the food security situation in the whole region. If the
SADC’s agriculture development disposition could be improved, the result may be
that other dilemmas such as poverty, wars, and disease could be curtailed to an
extent. It is argued that an issue-driven approach for the SADC and its member
states in development planning is needed, whist focusing on integratedness and
cooperativeness between all role players on all levels in order to achieve sustainability
under NEPAD’s agricultural strategies. In addition, certain options are presented
on possible institutional levels upon which agricultural development should be located and from where such programmes and projects should be directed.
Koma, Samuel Bogalebjapoo; Kuye, Jerry O.(African Consortium of Public Administration, 2014-03)
The purpose of this article is to examine the interrelationship between the integrated
development plan and local economic development policy within the South African
context. The integrated development plan is mandatory ...
Van der Wal, Rachel Jacoba(University of Pretoria, 2006-08-19)
The current movement towards multilingualism and multiculturalism in South Africa has placed language at the centre of all educational activity. With the implementation of the outcomes-based Curriculum 2005, the emphasis ...