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Western Cape to commemorate World Food Day - 7 October 2022

6 October 2022

Tomorrow, 7 October 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, Executive Mayor of Overberg District Municipality, Sakkie Franke, and Executive Mayor Francois du Rand of Swellendam Municipality will commemorate the Western Cape... Read More

World Rabies Day, 28 September 2022

28 September 2022

Rabies is a deadly disease which can affect all warm-blooded animals, and is transmitted by bites. Read More

Foot and Mouth Disease ban lifted in Western Cape - Producers to remain vigilant

14 September 2022

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture,  Dr Ivan Meyer, has welcomed the national g Read More

Western Cape visit to Maputo sees Mission Achieved for African Agri Strategy

6 September 2022

Today, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer returned from Maputo, Mozambique, where he led a Western Cape trade mission to the  57th FACIM trade exhibition. Read More

Better coordination and collaboration can resolve ban on vegetable exports

31 August 2022

Better coordination and collaboration can speed up the process of resolving Botswana and Namibia's ban on South African vegetable exports. Read More

National Ban on the movement of cattle

19 August 2022


Western Cape Agriculture hosts successful Agriculture Municipal Summit

10 August 2022

On Thursday, 4 August 2022,  the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officially opened the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s inaugural Municipal Agricultural Summit at Goudini Spa in Rawsonville. Read More

Western Cape welcomes the extradition of 2019 Bonnievale farm attack suspects

28 July 2022

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomes the successful extradition of the three suspects sought in the 2019 attack on a farm in Bonnievale. The attack left one person dead and another seriously injured. Read More

Integration of security technologies is now the focus

13 July 2022

Last week  6 July 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, chaired the Western Cape Read More

Rising risk of Foot-and-Mouth disease infection

13 July 2022

Cases of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have been reported in the Read More

Restrictions in the movement of equids due to increase in AHS cases

13 July 2022

Due to the dramatic increase in African Horse Sickness (AHS) cases in the AHS infect Read More

Critical drought areas receive R48,1 million in fodder support

30 June 2022

Despite the recent rains, large parts of the Western Cape, specifically the Central Karoo, Little Read More

Increasing Agri-Processing capacity can spur economic growth and create jobs

27 June 2022

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 27 June as Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterp Read More

June rainralls hold promise of good winter crops

23 June 2022

The news that the Western Cape has generally received more rain than expected in June has been generally well-received by the Western Cape agricultural industry. Read More

Western Cape allocates R55M to ecological infrastructure

20 June 2022

Tomorrow, 17 June 2022, is commemorated as World  Desertification and Drought Day. Read More

Recent Q1 2022 GDP and Job Numbers confirm that WCDoA is pushing forward

13 June 2022

Compared to Q1 2021, recent Q1 2022 gross domestic product (GDP) and employment numbers confirm that Western Cape agriculture is pushing forward. Read More

Food Safety Is Everyone’s Business

7 June 2022

7 June 2022 is World Food Safety Day. This year’s slogan, Food Safety is everyone’s business, focuses on a multi-sectoral approach to food safety. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture takes its food safety mandate very seriously. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Promotes Sustainbale Resource Use And Management

6 June 2022

This year, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture commemorates World Environment Day (WED) by encouraging the agricultural sector to adopt sustainable resource use and management practices. Climate change poses a threat to food and job security... Read More

Western Cape celebrates World Milk Day 2022 on 1 June 2022

31 May 2022

On Wednesday, 1 June 2022, I will join the staff at the Outeniqua Research Farm in George to celebrate World Milk Day on 1 June 2022. Read More

Western Cape launches Africa Agriculture Strategy

30 May 2022

On Friday, 27 May 2022,   the Western Cape Department of Agriculture launched its Africa Agricultural Strategy for the Western Cape. Read More