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

President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 24 February 2017, launch the Operation Phakisa segment focusing on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in Roodeplaat, Pretoria.The Operation Phakisa programme, modelled around the Malaysian Big Fast Results methodology, is used by government to intensively focus on a particular sector...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has made significant and palpable progress with regard to drought relief interventions nationwide. DAFF went through a difficult period last year because of the drought. The continued low rainfall resulted in very dry conditions with drought being reported in all nine provinces...read more

South Africa is set to experience severe storms and heavy rains starting from Thursday, 16 February 2017 until the weekend - Sunday 19 February 2017...read more

Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) was first confirmed in South Africa in 2011 and due to compliance and support from horse owners, societies and veterinarians, the extent of the outbreak was quickly determined and the affected horses treated. Since 2013 no new cases of CEM were reported in South Africa...read more

The Directorate: Animal Health at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries would like to remind all livestock owners to vaccinate their cattle, sheep and goats against Rift Valley Fever (RVF)...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites stakeholders in the sector to nominate young top producers either in agriculture, forestry or fisheries to enter for the 2017 #Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Awards Competition...read more | documents

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries General Bheki Cele will on Wednesday 15 February 2017, address a high level August occasion in Manhattan, New York in the United States of America in celebration of the 20th Annual Anniversary of the Wall Street project Economic Summit, this follows an invitation from the struggle stalwart and respectable man of the cloth, Reverend Jesse Jackson who is the founder and the president of rainbow Push Coalition...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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