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News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

Veterinary Services Portfolio boosted by bio-safety Level 3 Laboratory

29 January 2020

The Western Cape’s veterinary laboratory services boosted their portfolio significantly with the addition of a Biosafety Level 3 mobile laboratory, which was introduced this morning by the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer. Read More

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture congratulates Elsenburg graduates

13 December 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer congratulates the class of 2019 who recently graduated from the Western Cape Government’s Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute.   Read More

Ivan Meyer calls on retail companies to support our farmers and farm workers

2 December 2019

I am calling on all major retail companies who benefitted massively from Black Friday to back government and agricultural organizations’ drought relief efforts. The drought continues to threaten farmers and farm workers putting food security at... Read More

Drone Users Conference 2019

21 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme-GEF5 Sustainable Land Management project, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Department of Environment, Fisheries and Forestry (DEFF)... Read More

Producer-Farmer Register (PFR)

21 November 2019

WHAT IS THE PRODUCER/FARMER REGISTER (PFR)? Read More

Western Cape launches Producer-Farmer Register

21 November 2019

Today, I launched the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Western Cape’s Producer/Farmer Register (PFR) at the Western Cape Department’s Research Farm, Langgewens, outside Malmesbury. Read More

Agribusiness Investment Unit secures R350 million worth of investment deals for

5 November 2019

I am pleased to announce that Wesgro, the Western Cape Government's mandated international trade and investment promotion agency, has helped secure Read More

Premier Winde and cabinet laud the start of recovery for agriculture

15 August 2019

Yesterday, Premier Winde, Minister of Agriculture Ivan Meyer and the Western Cape cabinet met with representatives from the agricultural sector to d Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Veterinary Laboratory Services maintains international

12 August 2019

Western Cape Agriculture Veterinary Laboratory Services maintains international accreditation Read More

Western Cape DAFF Female Entrepreneur winners announced

7 August 2019

On the eve of Women’s Day 2019, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture recently held its annual Female Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony in Stellenbosch on Friday night, honouring the many hard-working women in the sector and the role they play in... Read More

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture visits farming projects in the Cape Metro

5 July 2019

Earlier today Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer, visited two agriculture projects currently supported by the Western Cape Departmen Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture scoops another award for SmartAgri plan

1 July 2019

Close on the heels of being awarded with the 2018 Premier Service Excellence Award Gold in the Category Best Implemented Plan, the SmartAgri plan of Read More

Ministers Meyer and Fritz welcome the arrest of Klapmuts farm attack suspects

13 June 2019

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer and Minister of Community Safety Adv Albert Fritz welcome the news that Western Cape police have Read More

Ministerial Rural Safety Committee to be established in response to farm attacks

30 May 2019

Following a meeting between Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer and Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Read More

Minister Alan Winde Addresses Farmer and Farm Worker Dialogue Workshop

10 June 2014

Minister Winde identifies agricultural sector as a key economic area and encourages open dialogue to foster business growth. Read More

African Horse Sickness Case in Robertson

5 May 2014

There has still only been the one confirmed case of African Horse Sickness (AHS) in the Robertson area. Census and clinical surveillance is still underway by State officials and through the work of private veterinarians. Read More

African Horse Sickness Update

5 May 2014

In total there have been a total of 23 affected properties as a result of the African Horse Sickness (AHS) outbreak in 2014 in the Porterville and Wellington region of the Western Cape. In total, 66 confirmed cases have been identified with 10... Read More

Robertson African Horse Sickness Update

23 April 2014

A confirmed case of African horse sickness (AHS) has been detected on a thoroughbred stud in the Robertson region of the AHS protection zone. The case was detected by a private veterinarian and confirmed using laboratory tests.  Read More

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