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  KZN DARD Budget Policy Speech for 2016/17

MEC Xaba presented a Budget speech firmly focused on the future with long-term plans to deal with the drought, ensure food security and growing the next generation of farmers.
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  KZN DARD HOD urges Graduates to revive Agriculture

The Head of the KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (KZN DARD) Dr Siphiwe Felix Mkhize, has committed to work closely with the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in a bid to reposition both institutions’ ability to respond to the dynamic developments in the natural sciences fields through linkages with international academic societies.
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    Nestlé launches their Egron Plant in Estcourt    

The Nestlé expansion in Estcourt is aimed at making the factory a coffee hub for the region. The Company started looking to grow Chicory near this factory as a way of lessening its dependence on imports and delivering on economic growth and development.
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KZN DARD hosts its Annual Service Excellence Awards


The focus of the Awards is to recognize exceptional dedication and the will for optimum service delivery in the agricultural sector. The 2016/17 awards where held under the theme “Striving for Excellence”.
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  Launch of the KwaZondi Cluster Maize and Bean Project in Nkandla

The small-scale farmers of KwaZondi formed a cluster or farming cooperative by joining their plots. Instead of growing a variety of different crops and competing with each other, they will concentrate on growing one commodity or crop with the aim of using agriculture to grow the local economy.
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    Future Farmers 10th Anniversary Celebration

Future Farmers offers a unique programme aimed at cultivating the skills in aspiring farmers, aged 18 to 26, through real job experiences in a field of agriculture of their choice.
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