Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries hosts 19th annual Female Entrepreneur Awards, 23 Aug

22 Aug 2018

DAFF to award top female entrepreneurs in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform and Total South Africa will host the 19th annual Female Entrepreneur Awards (FEA) on 23 August 2018 in East London.  

The awards continue to honour women entrepreneurs in the sector through the DAFF FEA Programme which recognises the efforts and contribution of women, young females and women with disabilities for the role they play in food security, poverty alleviation, job creation and economic growth in the sector.

On the day of the awards, Minister Senzeni Zokwana will award the overall winner and the nine award winners in the following categories;

Best Female Worker; Best Subsistence Producer; Top Entrepreneur: Smallholder; Top Entrepreneur: Processing; Top Entrepreneur: Commercial; Top Entrepreneur: Export Markets and two Ministerial Awards for Young and Female Entrepreneurs with disability in the sector.

The awards will be held under the theme “Women economic empowerment – a priority in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sector”

Details of the awards ceremony:
Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018
Time: 18h30 for 19h00
Venue: ICC East London, Eastern Cape  

Please RSVP for accreditation to Piwe Mbiko on 072 937 2337 or PiweM@daff.gov.za by Wednesday 22 August before 12:00.

Profiles and pictures of the winners will be available on request.

For further information please contact:
Khaye Nkwanyana
Ministry Spokesperson
E-mail: MLO.Minister@daff.gov.za
Cell: 083 952 9723

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