About the Directorate
The Directorate regulates the manufacturing, distribution, importation, sale, use and advertisement of fertilizers, animal feeds, pesticides, stock remedies as well as the operation of sterilizing plants and pest control operators in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947 (Act No. 36 of 1947).
The Directorate is responsible for:
- Evaluating and registering fertilizers, animal feeds, pesticides and stock remedies for use in South Africa, having satisfied itself that such products are efficacious, and safe for humans, animals, crops and the environment;
- Assessing the competency and registration of pest control operators (PCO);
- Assessing the suitability and registration of sterilizing plants; and
- Monitoring compliance with the legislation.