Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele adresses delegates during the AFAAS extension week in Durban
Minister Senzeni Zokwana with MEC's, eThekwini Municipality Cllrs with high level elegates at the 3rd Agricultural Extension Week in KZN
Minister Senzeni Zokwana with winner of Top performer in the category of Support Services is Murhandiwani Shivambu from Mpumalanga who is also the overall winner of the DAFF 2017 National Extension and Advisory Services Awards.
Minister Senzeni Zokwana, MEC Oupa Khoabane, Cllr Malefu Vilakazi of Thabo Mofutsanyana DM, Cllr Vusumusi Tshabalala of Maluti-A-Phhofung DM and FAO Represantative Dr Lewis Hove
Minister Senzeni Zokwana, MEC Oupa Khoabane planting a food garden during household visits in Phuthaditjhaba, world food day
Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele adresses delagates during the opening of Forestry Industrialisation Confrence held in Kempton Park
Students of Coastal KZN College pose with General Bheki Cele
General Bheki Cele holds fresh harvested carrots given to him during the site visit to the project
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South Africa host the 3rd Agricultural Extension Week Conference in Durban

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in partnership with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and the South African Society for Agricultural Extension (SASAE) will host an international conference that will bring together extension and advisory services practitioners, farmers, researchers, institutions of higher learning from across Africa under one roof... read more | Media workshop for the 3rd Agricultural Extension Week Conference | Programme for conference | Minister speech

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 | Media Alert | Speech delivered by The Honourable Senzeni Zokwana

On 31 July 2017, the Delegated Authority for the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Branch Fisheries Management (“the Delegated Authority”) concluded the allocation of fishing rights and quantum for the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) fishing sector...read more

Cape Town – Wednesday, 27 September 2017: The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) wishes to announce the decision regarding the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and the 2017/18 recreational fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL) is currently being finalised and will be released shortly...read more

The Makgoba community is amongst the early recipients of restituted land under the new land dispensation. Approximately forty farms in the Tzaneen area, comprising highly productive avocado, mango, banana, litchi and the sub-tropical fruits, were given to the Makgoba people as a flagship land restitution programme to spearhead Government’s intention to redress the land deprivation of the apartheid policies...read more

All along the South African coastline, men, woman and children have been living in coastal communities for thousands of years harvesting marine resource for consumption, livelihoods, medicinal purposes, and as part of cultural and spiritual practices. Due to historic governance systems in the country, small-scale fishers were marginalized as they were not recognised as the rightful people to gain access to marine living resources....read more | Profile of Project

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele (MP) will promote various ways of producing food in urban areas during an imbizo on urban farming in Umlazi V section, KwaZulu-Natal. The imbizo, which will be held under the theme...read more

Minister Senzeni Zokwana met with Fishing Community Leaders from the various communities from the Western Cape including Hangberg, at his Cape Town office earlier today. The meeting was held in response to a memorandum handed over on Monday 11 September 2017; to the Fisheries Branch in Foretrust Building, Cape Town...read more

Cape Town – Thursday, 14 September 2017: Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Honourable Senzeni Zokwana will be hosting an Imbizo at the Kwa Sokhulu Stadium in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal Province on Thursday 21 September 2016 at 10:00. The purpose of the Imbizo is to engage with the communities on programmes of the Department with specific focus on fisheries and in particular the small-scale fisheries sector...read more
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    1. Mabeskraal: 09 October 2017
    2. The MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Manketsi Tlhape is set to officially launch the Mabeskraal Livestock Auction Pens to mark yet another milestone in the efforts of the department to bring livestock markets closer to rural communities...read more

    3. Kwazulu Natal: 02 October 2017
    4. The Office of the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development in KwaZulu-Natal, Honourable Themba Mthembu, has noted with regret the lopsided documentary by ANN7 television station which was contrived to produce a particular erroneous narrative about the Department...read more

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