The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson addressed the media and the community of Kalk Bay on the fishing rights allocations process. The Minister spelled out that the appeals period had been extended by two months until the end of April 2014
Minister Joemat-Pettersson receives words of encouragement from Bishop Geoff Davies after attending mass at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Kalk Bay, Cape Town.
Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson , Prof Edith V Vries (DG) and Dr Mpho Maja announcing the end to the three year ban on South African red meat. South Africa was declared foot and mouth disease free by the World Organisation for Animal Health (the OIE) on the 14 February 2014
Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson (DAFF) at the inaugural memorial lecture of Mr Johnny Issel
Two marine scientists from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries took part in a krill research program in the Antarctica.
Flying the South African Flag. Prof. Kerwath (left) and Prof. Auerswald (middle) in the krill Antarctic research program.
DAFF Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson shows President Jacob Zuma, NC premier Sylvia Lucas and NC Agriculture MEC Norman Shushu some of advantages that will benefit the community during Fetsa Tlala programme launch
Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson (RSA) hosts Minister Antonio Andreda (Brazil), Deputy Minister Ilay Shestakov (Russia), Minister Sharad Pawar (India) and Minister Han Changfu (China) during the 3rd annual BRICS Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development at Sheraton in Pretoria.
Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson (DAFF), Ms Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo (First Lady), Ms Nomzamo Khoza (overall winner)
Ms Preline Swart from the Western Cape receives her award from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson and the General Manager: Stategy from Total South Africa, Ms Pansy Mekwa in Johannesburg.

The agriculture sector has reacted with shock and sadness to the untimely passing of a leading figure in agriculture, Mrs Ntombikayise Msimang, or “Ma Ntombi” as she was affectionately known more
Risk communication is an integral part of the risk analysis process and has been defined as an interactive process for exchanging information and opinions between risk evaluators, risk managers and other interested parties. According to Chapter 2.1; Article 2.1.7 of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code more |monthly status Report
PRETORIA: The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is appalled by the recent media statements that seek to besmirch the good food production campaign, Fetsa Tlala more
I have called this Media Conference to inform you that I am taking the Public Protector’s Report No. 21 of 2013/14 entitled “Docked Vessels”, on legal review. I reaffirm my respect for Public Protector’s Office as established in terms of Section 181 with its functions set out in Section 182 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa more


Allow me to start by thanking you for the opportunity to speak to you today at the opening of this important conference. I hope it is a sign of the positive relationship that has been built between government and the agricultural sector, including farmers, businesses and other role-players more
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    1. Limpopo 10/02/2014
      Polokwane:Reproductive inefficiency is the major cause of economic losses in livestock production especially in rural areas such as Limpopo Province. This is due to shortage of good bulls that results in low reproductive and growth rates in the rural communities’ herds more
    2. Limpopo 04/02/2014
      The Crop Production section of Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA) in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Council’s Institute for Agricultural Engineering and South Africa Irrigation Institute (SABI) organised irrigation training for agricultural scientists and advisors from 4 to 6 February 2014 in Polokwane ... read more
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