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”), has concluded the allocation of fishing rights and quantum for the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) fishing sector...read more

Minister Zokwana attended a high level meeting of the G16 Group of like-minded Indian Ocean Coastal States' Fisheries Ministers on the 17th August 2017, hosted by the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture of Maldives at the Bandos Island Resort, Malé...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with Total South Africa will launch this year’s National Arbor Week on 1 September at Matatiele Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape. The National Arbor Week is celebrated annually from 1 -7 September and is a joint national and provincial initiative that recognises and encourages awareness on the need to protect indigenous trees and forests...read more

A cold front moved over the Free State yesterday, 16 August 2017 and progressed further northwards through Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal overnight. In the wake of the advancing cold front, widespread rain occurred over the southern parts of the country, with the Eastern Cape bearing the brunt of the extreme wintery weather overnight...read more

South Africans can expect a cold snap to affect most the country during the latter part of this week - from Wednesday onwards. Particularly cold daytime temperatures are expected to dominate the south-western parts on Wednesday, 16 August 2017, spreading to include the central and eastern parts on Thursday...read more

As part of celebrating Women’s Month, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) together with the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs and Total South Africa, will honour women entrepreneurs in the sector through the prestigious DAFF Female Entrepreneur Awards Programme....read more | profiles

Cape Town: Monday 7th of August 2017: The Authority has decided to postpone the allocation of the rights in the Abalone fishing sector for one fishing season.read more

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    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

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