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 National Development Plan has identified agriculture as having a potential to create a million jobs by 2030. For the country to achieve this there is a need to include youth in the main stream of the economy. Contrary to this, our country is typified by an alarming high unemployment rate which is reportedly the third-highest in the world... read more

Two Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute students, who are beneficiaries of government bursaries schemes, threw their weight behind the growing campaign for free higher education during the government’s Imbizo focus week meeting at the Middleburg campus of the Eastern Cape institute... read more

GADI is one of the oldest Colleges of agriculture in South Africa established in 1911. The college is recognised for the role it has played in the development of livestock farming in the country particularly in the arid areas. Our clients and stakeholders in the small stock sector have expressed their gratitude and benefit they get from the work which is done at this Institution... read more

The Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, will visit the Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute and the Fort Cox College of Agriculture and Forestry as part of the Government Imbizo Focus Week which is an unmediated information sharing platform and dialogue between government and people... read more

We started the week on a positive note, characterised by relatively peaceful protests. (7th April 2017) which displayed the maturation of our Democracy which is an essential pillar of our active citizenry. Our reading of the current National Mood and the protests should be seen in this light... read more | Related statements| Video Link| Talking points

The Imbizo Focus Week will be a platform to engage face-to-face, plan, acknowledge progress and forge mutual partnerships with communities – giving expression to the NDP ‘Our future – make it work... read more

Notice is hereby given in terms of Rule 241 (1) (b) of the Rules of the National Assembly that the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to introduce the Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Bill, 2016 in the National Assembly more | Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Bill, 2016 GG No. 40467

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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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