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Who is ARC?

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"The Agricultural Research Council is a premier science institution that conducts research, d​evelop partnerships and human capital, to foster innovation for a sustainable agriculture sector"

Every day, we refine, explore, research, invent and explore how to make work enj​oyable for a better South Africa. 

 

Our Core Mandate

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Its core mandate as defined in the ARC Act is to deliver on the priorities of the current government and informed by instructing legislations and policies, the ARC further seeks to act as the principal agricultural research institution in South Africa so as to conduct research, drive research and development, drive technology development and the transfer (dissemination) of information. This is achieved through

  • Promoting sustainability and equitable economic participation in the agricultural sector; 

  • Promoting agriculture and related industries; 

  • Contributing to a better quality of life;​ 

  • Facilitate/ensure natural resource conservation; 

  • Alleviate poverty; 

  • Promote national food and nutrition security, and 

  • Contribute to improved health and better quality of life.

Our people make it possible

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Our people are our greatest asset.  It is the pe​ople at the ARC who bring our vision and values to life.

What we look for

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We are always searching for great minds and res​earchers and love to chat to new people, exceptional and passionate talent, innovative and solutions-oriented thinkers.

Benefits

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In addition to offering a competitive salary, we have designed our benefits programs with a people-first approach. We want our team members to be fairly compensated, have access to high-quality health & wellness options, and feel supported so they can perform at their best.

So much of our success depends on feeling part of a team with people around us that we can rely on.  What unites us is our values, we believe they set the tone, help create our culture, give us one common set of principles and help us have a great experience at work.​​ 

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What is the ARC's Vision

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"Excellence in research and innovation for sustainable agricultural systems and economic development"

So much of our success depends on feeling part of a team with people around us that we can rely on.  What united us is our values, we believe they set the tone, help create our culture, give us one common set of principles and help us have a great experience at work.

Team ARC

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  • You will ​be challenged; 

  • You will be encouraged to excel;

  • You will be given the opportuni​ty to build a rewarding career and in turn you will feel proud to be part of the team; and

  • ​You w​ill b​e part of a strong research council shaping the future of the agricultural sector.


  
  
  
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