Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana holds a fish at Aquaculture Center in Gariep Dam
Minister Senzeni Zokwana in the middle posing with dignitaries during the handing over of China and South Africa Aquaculture Center at Gariep Dam
General Bheki Cele chats to Songenzwa Lwane of Lwane household in Los My Cherry
General Bheki Cele and Zikhona Tshona of ENCA during the newsroom visit by the Deputy Minister
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
Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Prof LJ Grobler at the SUNfarming Food & Energy Center at the NWU in NW
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3rd AFAAS AFRICA-WIDE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION WEEK

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)...read 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 University...read more

 

Members of the media are invited to a briefing by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Mr Senzeni Zokwana on the current outbreak of the Avian Influenza in the country. The Minister will explain government’s plan to deal with the outbreak...read more

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 was confirmed in a broiler breeder site in Mpumalanga on Thursday 22 June 2017. HPAI is a rapidly spreading viral disease that can infect many types of birds and it is highly contagious. It exists naturally in many birds and can be transmitted by coming into contact with infected animals or through ingestion of infected food or water...read more

Following the outbreak of Avian Influenza that was announced in Zimbabwe on 2 June 2017, The South African Veterinary Authority was today notified on of high mortalities on a breeder flock in Villiers close to the Mpumalanga Provincial border...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is making a friendly call to all international travellers who will be visiting South Africa during the June/July school holidays, or returning to South Africa after the holidays, to comply with the country’s import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...read more

Members of the media are invited to a hand-over ceremony of an aquaculture project in Gariep by the Chinese Embassy in South Africa to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)... read more

Most summer rainfall areas improved greatly following good rains received during the 2016/17 summer season. Generally, the veld and livestock are in reasonable to good condition and above average yields of summer crops are anticipated. On the other hand, very dry conditions have been reported in the winter rainfall areas, and drought status has been declared in the Western Cape with water restrictions in place... read more

The Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries General Bheki Cele together with the MEC for Rural Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Manketsi Tlhape invite members of the media to a feedback and Imbizo Outreach Programme to be held at Los-My-Cherry (Welgeval) in the North West Province. The Deputy Minister visited the area last year and promised to return to the area. As part of commemorating Youth Month, the Deputy Minister is set to engage the youth as part of a public participation programme... 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 1961...read 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 Programme....read more

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