The agriculture sector of South Africa plays a major role in job creation, and contributes to food security and the GDP. South African government has developed a number of master plans, not only for the agricultural sector as a whole, but also key commodities identified as sectors for development and job retention and/or creation. 

 

This section includes fruit, vegetables, biodiversity and invasive plants. Regarding the inclusion of biodiversity in this section, it is important to consider the big picture of smart agriculture and thus we must include other parts of the ecosystem as well - not only the field crops, but also the plant species next to or near crop fields.