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MEC of Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) Joy Matshoge and officials have visited two potato production farmers, Mr Solly Ratjomane who operates under Solly’s Boerdery farm and Phophi Raletjena’s farm respectively, as part of government’s ongoing on service delivery monitoring programme in Marinaspruit, Vivo on 29 April 2016.
Deputy Minister Admires Young Farmers In Agriculture
Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Mr Buti Manamela has admired young members of various cooperatives who manage small scale vegetable enterprises in Vhembe District. He engaged them at Rams Farming Cooperative at Nwanedi as part of frontline service delivery monitoring visits and provision of necessary intervention on 8 April 2016.
Women from Mopani District On Exposure Visit
Women from Mopani District share lessons and experience with members of Panda Maanda Ngaupfana Women Cooperative in Agriculture (PMNWC) and Nwanedi Youth & Farming respectively during their exposure visit at Nwanedi Service Centre on 19 April 2016.
Babogadi Coop upbeat for growth
Babogadi Cooperative (Coop) situated at Avon, Blouberg is optimistic that the Coop is slowly but surely growing. The five-member Coop which started in November 2015 produces pepper dew. Having seen their keenness, the local traditional leader granted them 120 hectares (ha) to farm on. Due to limited resources, the Coop has instead started on a 3ha.
Agri-parks to improve the rural economy
Acting The awaited establishment of Agri-parks is expected to create job opportunities, stakeholders from the farming communities, government and District Agri-parks Management Councils (DAMCs) in the Agri-parks workshop held in Polokwane on 13 April 2016 acknowledged. rather than relying heavily on mining since it will not exist forever.
Minister encourages farmers to re-invest in farming
Acting Minister of Communication, Minister of Mineral Resources Mr Mosebenzi Zwane urged the community of Lephalale to look into farming as a sustainable investment rather than relying heavily on mining since it will not exist forever.
____________________________________________________________________________ Gumbu farmers receive Community Seed Bank
An official handing over of Community Seed Bank was warmly welcome and celebrated at Gumbu village, Mutale Local Municipality in Vhembe on 17 March 2016.The initiative aims to strengthen informal seed systems, support conservation of traditional farmer varieties and maintain seed security.
____________________________________________________________________________ Pursuit of knowledge and information celebrated-MEC
Commemoration of the South African Library Week (SALW) demonstrates the value attached to the search of knowledge and information, Limpopo MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ms Joy Matshoge indicated on the 18 March 2016 during her department’s SALW wrap up in Polokwane..
Limpopo commemorate Human Rights Day at Mutale
The Limpopo Province commemorated the Human Rights Day on the 21 March 2016 at Mutale Local Municipality, Vhembe District under the theme “Racism: not in my name”. It started with the march where the community handed over a memorandum against racism and discrimination to the provincial leadership. Limpopo Treasury MEC, Mr Rob Tooley received the memorandum
Nwanedi farming community in Vhembe District are set to benefit massively from the rural industrialisation in a form of Agripark in their area. The beneficiaries will be from Levubu, Malamulele, Waterpoort, Dzanani, Sinthumule, Hlanganani and Tshiombo among others within the District.
In the promotion of acquiring knowledge and information through reading, the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) dedicated the 14 to 18 March 2016 to Department's national Library Week.