Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Prof LJ Grobler at the SUNfarming Food & Energy Center at the NWU in NW
Fort Cox college imbizo
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


AFAAS and SASAE together with DAFF will be holding a joint conference on the theme of “Scaling up climate smart agriculture (CSA): integrating youth, women, and the digital revolution”. The theme was selected in recognition of the fact that climate change is having grave impacts on resource-poor African farmers and increasingly contributing to food losses along the whole value chain. According to the World Bank Group, FAO and IFAD (2015) more

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 more

The emphasis of our oppression here is the world hunger, more in particular the starvation of South Africans. The world boast of enhanced 3 science for food production, tons and tons of food produced by the world, especially by conglomerates and big agricultural industrialists. But how come that out of 7 billion people with all this tons and tons of food produced, 760 million people go to bed without food and 2 billion kids are underfed and that is why they are stunted... read more

To address the transformation imperative, my Department continues to work with local business and labour to rebuild confidence, promote investment and improve prospects for more inclusive growth... read more

The training is aimed at improving the expertise of analytical laboratory scientists towards the maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical instruments, which subsequently will improve accuracy of analytical results produced... read more

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana (MP) will be delivering the Budget Vote speech in the National Assembly, Parliament in Cape Town... read more

Minister Zokwana to attend joint extra-ordinary meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for agriculture, food security, fisheries and aquaculture in Swaziland (Ezulwini) 19 May 2017. Their main purpose is to addresses issues related to agriculture and food security in the region. They meet whenever there is need, chaired by a member state that chairs the Summit... read more

We are proud that Grain South Africa has continued with organising the NAMPO Show which is the greatest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere. This is a gathering where farmers, government officials, organised agriculture and the whole sector are introduced to new technologies, machinery, breeds and varieties that are all intended to increase production and productivity of the agricultural sector... read more | Media alert

On 11 May 2017, the Democratic Alliance issued a press statement regarding the alleged unlawfulness and unfairness of a set of provisional decisions I made on 28 April 2017 in the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) fishing sector. Given that these are merely provisional decisions and currently open to public comment and input, I do not intend defending or justifying these decisions... read more

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    1. Jagersfontein : 22 May 2017
    2. The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) has established five agricultural Projects for the Zeerust based Veteran Group, Luthuli Detachments Primary Agricultural Cooperative. The 27 members are a group of veterans who were part of the armed struggle group that left the country since more

    3. Mahikeng: 19 May 2017
    4. The North West Parks Board (NWPB) an entity of the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) has appointed and placed 39 Field Rangers at various Parks within the Bokone Bophirima Province as part of the Skills Development more

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