Source: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Minister Thoko Didiza announces the decision to suspend all movement of cattle in the country due to Foot-And-Mouth disease outbreak

Minister Didiza announces the decision to suspend all movement of cattle in the country due Foot-And-Mouth disease outbreak

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza, MP has taken the decision to suspend all movement of cattle in the whole country. The Ministers decision is aimed at halting the continued spread of Foot and Mouth Disease in the country. It also means that cattle…

Source: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development negotiates a settlement to clear Citrus Blocked in the European Union (EU) Ports

South African Government managed to negotiate a settlement with the European Union (EU) to clear Citrus Blocked in the EU Ports

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) confirms that it has managed to negotiate a settlement that will see clearing of citrus containers stuck in ports of entry in the European Union (EU). To date we have managed to clear more 300 of the 509 containers and…

Source: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development welcomes proclamation of 12 May as Annual International Day of Plant Health

The day is a key legacy of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), which was marked in 2020–2021

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) welcomes the announcement by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly that it has (on the 29 March 2022) adopted the resolution proclaiming 12 May as the annual International Day of Plant Health (IDPH).  The Department views this as a positive…

Source: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Republic of South Africa |

Minister Thoko Didiza on summer crop plantings estimates

Minister Didiza pleased with SA summer crop plantings estimates despite the heavy rains

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza says SA summer crop plantings estimates provide hope despite the heavy rains “The 2021/22 agricultural season started with rising concerns that floods would damage crops in provinces such as the North West, Free State, and parts of the…

Source: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Republic of South Africa |

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development suspends implementation of Presidential Employment Stimulus vouchers with immediate effect

The department is reviewing, reengineering and redesigning PES implementation, to address all challenges experienced

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) wishes to inform subsistence farmers who are beneficiaries of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES) vouchers of the decision to suspend all PES implementation with immediate effect until further notice. The department is reviewing, reengineering and redesigning PES implementation, to address…

Source: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Republic of South Africa |

Minister Thoko Didiza welcomes opening of 100% black-owned winery by children of farm labourers

The opening of wine tasting room and restaurant at Klein Goederust farm tomorrow is testimony to government’s efforts of ensuring equitable access

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), welcomes the opening of a 100% black-owned winery by the children of farm labourer. Klein Goederust is the first and only 100% black-owned wine farm in Franschhoek. The 116-year-old Klein Goederust farm was solely acquired from the…

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Minister Thoko Didiza announces second phase of implementation of Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative for subsistence producers

Subsistence producers must note that the type and quantities of support provided will be limited to the commodity applied for, and the size of the current operation physically verified on site

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), is pleased to announce the opening on the application process of the second phase of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (2nd PESI) from today, 30 November, to 14 December 2021. Selected subsistence producers are invited to submit their…