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Statutory Measure on Fruit Fly Control Programme in Place


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development A statutory measure on planted hectares for funding of an integrated area wide fruit fly control programme is in place. The agriculture,…

Plant Breeders’ Rights Regulations Amended


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Regulations Relating to Plant Breeders’ Rights have been amended. The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the amendment in Government…

Agricultural Produce Agents Amendment Bill Tabled


Parliament The Agricultural Produce Agents Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament. The bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 43723 in September 2020. The bill aims to amend…

Marketing of Agricultural Products Bill on Track


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries The Draft Marketing of Agricultural Products Amendment Bill has been reprioritised for 2020/21. The former agriculture, forestry and fisheries department confirmed this in a…

Statutory Measure on Table Olives in Place


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development A statutory measure on table olives and olive oil is in place. The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the…

DALRRD Invites Applications for 2021 EPA Export Permits


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Procedures for export quotas under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) for…

Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources Under the Spotlight


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Accession to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is under consideration. The agriculture, land reform and rural…

Parliament Briefed on Fishing Rights Allocation Process 2020


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Tight timeframes made worse by Covid-19 lockdown restrictions is one of the challenges to the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) 2020. The environment, forestry…

DALRRD Shines Light on Release of Agricultural State Land


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development 5 838 online applications on state land, including cooperatives/companies and individuals, have been received. The agriculture, land reform and rural development minister,…