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News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

Minister Ivan Meyer visits small-scale farmers in Ebenhaeser

19 October 2020

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer recently visited small-scale farmers in Ebenhaeser, in the Matzikama Municipality. Two such farmers are Natasha Love and Niklaas Le Roux who are both supported by the Western Cape Department of... Read More

Small-Scale Farmers play a critical role in Food Security

14 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) recently partnered with Agri-Expo to present a farmer day, themed Small-Scale Farmers in an Urban Environment. The SPCA in Grassy Park hosted the farmer day. Agri-Expo made the event accessible via... Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture meets Agri-SA

13 October 2020

Earlier today the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, hosted the newly appointed Executive Director of AgriSA, Christo van der Rheede and the newly elected President, Pierre Vercueil in Stellenbosch. Read More

Fencing project created jobs and greater drought resilience in Rietpoort

6 October 2020

A partnership between Government and the Rietpoort community has helped build a healthier ecosystem and created 100 job opportunities and more than 300 person working days. Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture scoops another “HOT” Climate Change Award

23 September 2020

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has congratulated the Western Cape Department of Agriculture for winning the Gold Award in the category ‘Climate Change’ for the top-rated radio series, Die Kwik Styg, at the virtual 2020 Ecologic... Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes appointment of Christo van der Rheede

18 September 2020

I welcome the announcement by the Board of AgriSA that it has appointed Christo van Rheede as its new Executive Director. While holding the post of Deputy Executive Director for the past five years, Christo established himself as a respected leader... Read More

First footsteps into virtual conferencing and farmer's days

11 September 2020

The innovative use of virtual platforms has enabled the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) to deliver client-focused, problem-solving technical information backed by the extensive research portfolio of the Programme Research and... Read More

Latest GDP results confirms that agriculture is leading economic recovery

10 September 2020

The latest release of GDP figures from StatsSA indicates that the agriculture sector continued to perform relatively well during the second quarter of 2020. Read More

WCDoA Climate Change Radio Series Finalist in 2020 Eco-Logic Awards

1 September 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) “Die Kwik Styg” Radio Series was recently announced as a finalist in the Climate Change category of Enviropaedia’s 2020 Eco-Logic Awards. Read More

Small scale beef producers receive bull-power

19 August 2020

Earlier today, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, handed over registered bulls, sourced from the Western Department of Agriculture’s Bull Distribution Project to seven small scale beef producers. Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes the sale and distribution of alcohol under Alert Level 2

17 August 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to resume the sale and distribution of alcohol under Alert Level 2 from midnight, 17 August 2020. Read More

Study on Gender Equity aims to improve Market Access

11 August 2020

The Sustainability Institute of South Africa (SIZA) in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture has completed an exploratory study into the representation and treatment of women within what many believe to be a male-dominated... Read More

Breede Valley and Langeberg Hotspot Update

4 August 2020

Yesterday, 3 August 2020, Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, met with stakeholders in the Breede Valley and Langeberg Municipalities. Read More

One Home, One Garden - from Food Relief to Food Security

30 July 2020

The Western Cape Government's ‘One Home, One Garden’ Campaign is gaining momentum across the Province with a total of 1371 food gardens established over the past two months. Last week 433 gardens were established in the Metro with 123 of them being... Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer handover equipment to Redelinghuys Farm Watch

30 July 2020

Following the Western Cape Government’s call to Farm Watches to apply for accreditation, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer rec Read More

Budget cuts to impact on agriculture in the Western Cape

27 July 2020

Earlier today, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture presented its 2020 Adjusted Budget of R888 million to the Standing Committee on Agricultur Read More

Minister Meyer gesels met Klankkoerant oor landelike veiligheid

14 July 2020

Luister na minister Ivan Meyer se gesprek op Klankkoerant Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture supports SMME development

3 July 2020

Amidst Covid-19, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) continues to support and nurture Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) within the Western Cape's agricultural economy. Read More

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