In 2016, the University of Fort Hare will be celebrating 100 years of its existence. The Centenary Programme is anchored on the following strategic objectives: Curriculum Renewal and Intellectual Development. Reconnecting the University of Fort Hare to the African Continent and the World. Playing a leading role in economic development and food security initiatives within South Africa and beyond.
Over the years, South Africa has been one of the main contributors to development assistance whenever there are disasters in the South African Development Community (SADC) region and beyond. In view of this responsibility, the RSA Government saw the need to build its capacity to better respond to increasing need for development assistance needs in the SADC region and beyond. Out of this, the need to establish IDAM through the FAO/DAFF Capacity Building Project was born.