ATI Graduate Entrepreneur Award - Sonwabile Fadana
Young Entrepreneur with Disability Nyiko Macheke
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 Prof LJ Grobler at the SUNfarming Food & Energy Center at the NWU in NW
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Meat Inspection Scheme National Government gazette notice number 40965 7-7

I, Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in terms of section 12(1) of the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000), hereby publish the Meat Inspection Scheme for implementation in the Republic of South Africa.The application closing date for prospective assignees is on the 4th of August. Please read in invitation letter published with the Scheme ...read more

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

 

I, Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in terms of section 12(1) of the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000), hereby publish the Meat Inspection Scheme for implementation in the Republic of South Africa.The application closing date for prospective assignees is on the 4th of August. Please read in invitation letter published with the Scheme ...read more | Media Statement

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries hereby invites all role players in manufacturing, treating, exporting of wood packing material (WPM) using Methyl bromide and Heat Treatment, as well as importers of Methyl Bromide fumigant ,Freight Forwarders and Agents...read more

Purpose of the Delmas imbizo is to steer the focus towards agriculture, forestry and fisheries objectives which directly talk to priorities of Food Security, Job Creation and Contribution to the country’s GDP, while increasing the participation of stakeholders and communities by having meaningful interactions and unpacking the Nine-Point Plan aimed at igniting economic growth and job creation as announced by the President in his State of the Nation Address...read more

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele has dedicated 2017 as the year for youth in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. As part of his ongoing interactions with young people in these sectors, the Deputy Minister will interact with young farmers and learners studying agriculture at an imbizo to be held in Ulundi, Kwa- Zulu Natal...read more.

The Western Cape High Court on 4 July 2017 handed down judgment in favour of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in the matter involving Viking Inshore Fishing (Pty) Ltd...read more.

The Department alerted poultry owners about the eminent threat of Avian Influenza when Zimbabwe reported their first case at the end of May. The disease, which at that time had been reported in 14 countries, 2 of which were in Africa, had been confirmed in Zimbabwe making it the third country in Africa to be affected...read more | fact sheet

The department can confirm a second case of Avian Influenza reported in a layer farm in Val, in Standerton in the Mpumalanga province. The Virus is the same strain as the initial case reported, but the two farms are not directly linked, meaning this is a separate introduction. The farm has been placed under quarantine over 25 000 of the infected birds will be culled. Eggs are not allowed to move out of the farm...read more

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    2. The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), will host the 2017 World Environment Day (WED) celebration of the Bokone Bophirima province. This year’s WED is celebrated under the theme...read more

    3. Mahikeng: 15 June 2017
    4. Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in partnership with Limpopo Departments of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism and Agriculture and Rural Development commemorated the annual World Environmental Day and World Day to combat Desertification at Schoornord, Makhuduthamaga Municipality in Sekhukhune District on 15 June 2017...read more

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