Minister Senzeni Zokwana and MEC Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana with Mr Bogoshi assess the extent of the damage caused by the Fall Army Worm in in Bela Bela Rust de Winte
President Jacob Zuma during the signing of the MOU on the Entry and Exit Animal Inspection & Quarantine by Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Chinese Vice Minister Mr LI Yuanping
Minister Senzeni Zokwana briefing members of the media on the detection of the Fall Armyworm during a press briefing at GCIS
Detection of a new pest Caterpillar for the first time in South Africa
Mr Mike Mlengana, Director-General for DAFF giving a welcome address during the Food Indaba held in Benoni
Mr Zenglian Zhao from China, Mr Mike Mlengana from South Africa during the Chinese visit to DAFF
DAFF Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele pose with young farmers of Hartswater in Northern Cape Province
From left Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Gen. Bheki Cele and Mayor of Umzumbe Municipality, Mr Sizwe Ngcobo listen to the public during the small-scale fishers Imbizo in Mthwalume
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PUBLICATION OF EXPLANATORY SUMMARY OF THE PLANT HEALTH (PHYTOSANITARY) BILL, 2016

Notice is hereby given in terms of Rule 241 (1) (b) of the Rules of the National Assembly that the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to introduce the Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Bill, 2016 in the National Assembly shortly...read more | Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Bill, 2016 GG No. 40467

Fall Army Worm Outbreak

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) today received a diagnostic report from the Agricultural Research Council, Plant Protection Research Institute (ARC PPRI) to confirm that the Fall Army Worm was positively identified from samples collected in the Limpopo Province. The samples were jointly collected by scientists from the ARC Grain Institute and the North West University...read more

DAFF signs memorandum of understanding with the People’s Republic of China

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the entry and exit animal inspection and quarantine with Chinese Vice Minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China...read more

AGOA Notice 2017

Invitation to submit applications for a DAFF quota import permit in terms of the rebate item 460.03/0207.14.9/01.07 for rebate of the full anti-dumping duty on bone-in-cuts of the species Gallus Domesticus, frozen, classifiable in tariff subheading 0207.14.9 imported from or originating in the united states of America (USA) is now opened untill 10 march 2017 read more...

Land reform is a central pillar of the radical economic transformation programme. Let me reiterate what I said in the SONA: true reconciliation will be impossible to achieve if the land question is not addressed...read more

Initiatives of national, provincial and local government, our black economic empowerment charters and the engagement of business, organised labour and civil society partners are all critical levers of change. So is our budget...read more

President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 24 February 2017, launch the Operation Phakisa segment focusing on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in Roodeplaat, Pretoria.The Operation Phakisa programme, modelled around the Malaysian Big Fast Results methodology, is used by government to intensively focus on a particular sector...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has made significant and palpable progress with regard to drought relief interventions nationwide. DAFF went through a difficult period last year because of the drought. The continued low rainfall resulted in very dry conditions with drought being reported in all nine provinces...read more

South Africa is set to experience severe storms and heavy rains starting from Thursday, 16 February 2017 until the weekend - Sunday 19 February 2017...read more

Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) was first confirmed in South Africa in 2011 and due to compliance and support from horse owners, societies and veterinarians, the extent of the outbreak was quickly determined and the affected horses treated. Since 2013 no new cases of CEM were reported in South Africa...read more

The Directorate: Animal Health at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries would like to remind all livestock owners to vaccinate their cattle, sheep and goats against Rift Valley Fever (RVF)...read more

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    1. North West : Tuesday, 07 February 2017
    2. Taung: In its efforts to strengthen the agricultural sector and ensure that the farming industry in the province is progressive and prosperous, the Extension and Advisory Services of the North West Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development will come under the spotlight as they attempt to improve their image and professionalism....read more

    3. North-West : 17 January 2017
    4. Ramatlabama: North West‟s award winning female farmer will be off to Kenya for a cutting edge exposure of the sector. Ms Nthabiseng Kgobokoe who won the 2016 Provincial and National Subsistence Producer Female Entrepreneur Awards will undertake a trip which forms part of the prize for her national win...read more

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