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
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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

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) continues to make progress in its drought relief programme currently being undertaken in eight provinces. Interventions have been made in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Mpumalanga provinces with the completed delivery of pellets, lucerne bales and molasses...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites stakeholders in the sector to provide comments and input on the draft Animal Identification, Recording and Traceability in South Africa. AIRT system is an indispensable tool in safeguarding the national livestock herd through animal disease prevention and preparedness for disease outbreaks, thus ensuring speedy containment and limiting damages to national and international trade...read more

The Department has now commenced with the evaluation and assessment of 342 3 West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) and 6 3 7 West Coast Rock Lobster (Offshore) application forms submitted in terms of section 18 of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of 1998) as amended (“the MLRA”) in the West Coast Rock Lobster fishing sector ...read more

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the entry and exit animal inspection and quarantine with Chinese Vice Minister of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China...read more

Invitation to submit applications for a DAFF quota import permit in terms of the rebate item 460.03/0207.14.9/01.07 for rebate of the full anti-dumping duty on bone-in-cuts of the species Gallus Domesticus, frozen, classifiable in tariff subheading 0207.14.9 imported from or originating in the united states of America (USA) is now opened untill 10 march 2017 read more...

Land reform is a central pillar of the radical economic transformation programme. Let me reiterate what I said in the SONA: true reconciliation will be impossible to achieve if the land question is not addressed...read more

Initiatives of national, provincial and local government, our black economic empowerment charters and the engagement of business, organised labour and civil society partners are all critical levers of change. So is our budget...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 1961...read 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 Programme....read more

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