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News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

​​​Western Cape Veterinary Service provide free support to smallholder livestock

29 October 2020

On Tuesday, 27 October 2020, veterinary technicians attached to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's (WCDoA) Veterinary Service presented workshops to smallholder livestock farmers in Klapmuts, Paarl. Read More

The PERO and MERO highlights Agriculture's competitive advantage

23 October 2020

I am pleased to note that the recently tabled Provincial Economic Review and Outlook (PERO) and Municipal Economic Review and Outlook (MERO) highlights the Agricultural Sector’s competitive advantage. Read More

Food Security promotes dignity and wellness

20 October 2020

On World Food Day 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited several vegetable garden projects in Rietpoort, in the Matzikama Municipality, West Coast District. During the visit, Minister Meyer highlighted the... Read More

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