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

Tuta absoluta, commonly known as the Tomato leaf miner is a potentially disastrous pest, particularly for tomato production as this is the main host, and it might affect food security in general. The pest also affects other crops in the Solanaceae family. It was first detected in South Africa in August 2016... read more | List of registered agrochemicals

The presence of FAW in South Africa was confirmed on 3 February 2017 with positive morphological and molecular identification of caterpillars and adult moths. The presence of the pest was announced on the International Plant Protection Convention’s portal in terms of South Africa’s international pest reporting obligations... read more

The minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, will visit Jericho in the North West Province on Friday, 05 May 2017. The minister’s visit is part of the National Imbizo Focus Week that will give a platform for communities to share relevant stakeholders’ issues relating to participation of youth and women in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors read more...

The Delegated Authority for the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Branch: Fisheries Management (“the Delegated Authority”), Ms Siphokazi Ndudane hereby releases her provisional decision lists and the General Published Reasons (GPR) for the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) fishing sector... read more | Provisional list

South Africa celebrates Freedom Day annually on the 27 April and the theme for this year is “The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime-free communities”. The celebrations coincide with the centenary of the late President and national Chairperson of the ANC, Mr Oliver Reginald Tambo, an international icon and hero of the South African liberation struggle... read more

Minister Senzeni Zokwana yesterday called for a partnership between government, higher learning institutions and the business. Zokwana visited the SUNfarming project at the North West University in Potchefstroom... read more

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana will on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 visit the Sun Farming Project at the University of North West, Potchefstroom Campus... 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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