The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) said there were now 92 locations in South Africa that had tested positive for the avian flu.
South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product decreased by 0.7 percent during the firs quarter of 2017, which was a continuation of the poor performance of the economy late last year.
The President of the Black Business Council, Dr Danisa Baloyi, says South Africa should take advantage of the economic opportunities presented by the State of Qatar, especially in agriculture and the ocean economy.
The Agriculture Department is working with scientists in Benin and Nigeria on ways to limit the destruction of the fall armyworm in South Africa.
Limpopo Agriculture MEC, Joy Matshoge, has died in a car accident.
The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal is calling for responsible investment in agriculture to eradicate hunger and poverty in the province.
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says government expect to import another 4.3 million tons of maize between May and April 2017 due to the drought.
The emerging sector is likely to be the worst affected if there is no assistance.
Jenkinson told the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries that production costs in the industry were expected to rise in 2016.
Agriculture, manufacturing and forestry continued to suffer in fourth quarter of 2015.