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News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

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

One Home One Garden Campaign encourages households to start food production unit

30 June 2020

In support of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) One Home One Garden Campaign Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer recently visited food gardens in Witzenberg. Read More

Western Cape research dairies donate milk to the vulnerable

25 June 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Department of Agriculture's research dairy farms in Stellenbosch and George donated milk to the Milk Producers Organisation for further distribution amongst vulnerable communities in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Meyer visits grain farmers in the Swartland

23 June 2020

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and Executive Mayor of Swartland Municipality, Mr Tjimen van Essen visited Swart Read More

Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute reopens doors for students

17 June 2020

ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL TRAINING INSTITUTE REOPENS DOORS FOR STUDENTS   Earlier today, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomed back senior students at the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute (EATI). Read More

Developing youth for the future of agriculture

15 June 2020

Over the past five years, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has spent R53.7 million on programmes targeting the development of our Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer visits successful youth farmer

11 June 2020

Today, I visited Booysen’s Tunnel Farming outside Kraaifontein in Cape Town. Owned by youth farmer Byron Booysen, Booysen’s Tunnel Farming is slowly establishing itself as a commercial producer and supplier of tomatoes to local markets. Read More

Food Safety is a shared responsibility

10 June 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed the spotlight on food security. Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture welcomes high court decision

10 June 2020

The Western Cape Government welcomes the decision handed down by Acting Judge Vos of the Western Cape Division of the High Court to set aside the Au Read More

Level 3 lockdown require greater vigilance in Witzenberg and Cape Winelands

1 June 2020

Tomorrow, 1 June 2020, Witzenberg and the Cape Winelands moves to Level 3 of the Covid-19 lockdown regulations. The implementation of Level 3 lockdown regulations further opens up our economy and increases the movement of people. Read More

International Biological Diversity Day

22 May 2020

Today, 22 May 2020, South Africa joins the world in celebrating International Biological Diversity Day. We do so amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read More

R10 million in fodder support distributed in the Western Cape

19 May 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has distributed R10 million in fodder support to 1727 farmers located in extreme or critically ex Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer pays oversight visit to Agribusinesses in Witzenberg

14 May 2020

On Tuesday, 12 May 2020, accompanied by Premier Alan Winde and the Mayor of Witzenberg, Barnito Klaasen, I visited agribusinesses in Ceres, Witzenberg, one of the current Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape. Read More

Guidelines and protocols for the movement of seasonal workers between provinces

5 May 2020

Earlier today the Western Cape Cabinet confirmed the guidelines and protocols for the transport of essential seasonal workers in the agriculture sector from the Western Cape to other provinces. Read More

Western cape Government integrated COVID-19 response plan for Witzenberg

3 May 2020

On Thursday, 30 April 2020, I met with key stakeholders in Witzenberg to present the cabinet approved Western Cape Government Integrated Covid-19 Response Plan for the Witzenberg region. Read More

Deciduous Fruit producers donate 10 000 fruit parcels

23 April 2020

Earlier today, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber of South Africa (DFDC-SA) handed over 10 000 fruit parcels to the NGO, Gift of the Givers, for further distribution amongst vulnerable communities... Read More

Deciduous Fruit Industry to benefit from Tissue Culture Facility

20 April 2020

The United Nations celebrates World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April 2020. Read More

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