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Draft Policy on Plant Breeders’ Rights Published for Comment


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesThe department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has published a draft policy on the rights of plant breeders.The draft policy seeks to address gaps in…

Update on Transformation of Agricultural Sector


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesThe parliamentary portfolio committee on agriculture, forestry and fisheries has been holding public hearings on transformation in the agricultural sector.A variety of organisations have made…

Farm Feeds Regulations Amended


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesRegulations affecting vehicles and warehouses used to transport and store raw materials, semi-processed and finished products - including packaging - have been inserted in the…

Draft Policy on Small-Scale Fisheries Published for Comment


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesThe department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has published for comment a draft policy on small-scale fisheries. The document appears in Government Gazette 33530.Interested and…

Levy on Winter Cereals Introduced


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesGovernment has announced a levy aimed at providing financial support for the winter cereal industry's information and research functions.The levy for 2010/11 will come into…

Policy to guide future legislation on animal feeds


Ministry of AgricultureThe minister of agriculture has published in the Government Gazette, a new policy on animal feeds to govern the agricultural and pet food sectors. The policy is intended…

Liquor Act changes urgently needed to protect SA, says minister


Portfolio Committee on Agriculture and Land AffairsBecause South Africa had recently signed certain international trade undertakings affecting the wine industry, urgent amendments to the Liquor Products Act of 1989 were…