In 2012 the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) developed a draft Integrated Agricultural and Rural Development Strategy (IARDS).

As of November 2016 this strategy had not yet been formally adopted by the BCMM.
For an interesting visionary story on a possible agriculturally focused future for Buffalo City see page 27 of this linkĀ F-East London: Buffalo City hosts 2032 World Food Security Conference.