DAFF DG Mr Mike Mlengana addressing stakeholders of the NPCPDS workshop
Mr Steve Galane and DAFF's DG Mike Mlengana during the former Director of Communication Services farewell
From left Limpopo MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Basikopo Makamu, DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana and DAFF DG Mike Mlengana during the media briefing on FMD outbreak update
DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana leading a delegation during their visit to the Two-A-Day packhouse in Grabouw
Minister Zokwana posing with the role players in the agriculture sector during the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak discussions in the department
Pieter Verwoord from Animal Helath Forum, DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana, Dr Brylyne Chitsunge Ambassador for Food Security in Africa and DAFF DG Mike Mlengana
MEC Manketsi Tlhape and DAFF Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi during the BBAGIS briefing in North West Province
Fisheries Research Vessel "Africana" Sails Off for Pelagic Biomass Survey

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has for the past few years been working on building its own capacity to drive the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) Approach in the country from a modernised and sustainable template. As part of this capacity building, the Department opened an office in Japan in 2012 and through this office...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will host a national stakeholder workshop on the draft National Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support from 04–05 April at Birchwood Hotel. This will be the overall policy for the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors in South Africa that will regulate and guide interventions (support services) provided to the various categories of producers in the sector...read more

It has been an honour for me to serve in the Public Service for 20 years. I have taken a decision to resign from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries as Director: Communication Services and Departmental Spokesperson effective from 29 March 2019...read more

South Africa lost its foot-and-mouth disease free zone without vaccination status as granted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 7 January 2019. This was after Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) confirmed and reported an outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the high surveillance area of the FMD-free zone in Limpopo...read more | map

On 20 July 2018, the Deputy Director-General: Fisheries Management, through a Government Gazette Notice No.: 718, informed interested and/or affected parties of the commencement of the 2020 Fishing Rights Allocation Process (“FRAP2020”) for granting of commercial fishing rights in terms of section 18 of the Marine Living Resources Act...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will host its inaugural Aquaculture Finance and Investment Seminar on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 in Durban. The seminar is an information sharing platform that aims to bring together existing and prospective fish farmers; investment facilitation agencies ...read more

In most of South Africa, except for a part of the Western Cape Province, African Horse Sickness (AHS) is endemic and the area is known as an AHS infected zone. Unfortunately, outbreaks of AHS are expected to occur in the AHS infected zone from November to May, often with a peak from February to April - depending on climatic factors such as rainfall and ...read more

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    1. Limpopo: 14 February 2019
    2. Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) MEC Basikopo Makamu honoured the best extension and advisory practitioners during the Extension and Advisory Services Awards at Hans Merensky, Phalaborwa, Mopani District on the 14 February 2019....read more

    3. Potchefstroom : 11 March 2019
    4. POTCHEFSTROOM- Hundreds of delegates from the 11th Provincial Extension and Advisory services held on the 06-08 of March 2019 in Potchefstroom town are adamant that digitalizing extension and advisory services will bring about much improved extension and advisory services to emerging and established farmers of the North West Province....read more

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