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Minister Ivan Meyer officially opens R78 million Holsloot Weir in Rawsonville

31 May 2021

On Thursday, 27 May 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officially opened the Holsloot Weir near Rawsonville and handed it over to the Holsloot Water User Association to operate.  Read More

Continuing inefficiencies at port of Cape Town a risk for agricultural exports

21 May 2021

Following my recent meeting with the Citrus Growers Association (CGA), I wish to register my concern about the current state of service delivery at the Port of Cape Town and its potential negative impact on the export of agricultural products. Read More

UPDATE: Avian Flu in the Western Cape

19 May 2021

To date, the Western Cape has four poultry farms detected as infected with the avian influenza virus. The infected farms are situated near Worcester, Malmesbury and Hopefield. Read More

Garlic project creates jobs in Murraysburg

18 May 2021

Following the financial support of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA), a small-scale garlic project in Murraysburg is playing a role in creating much-needed jobs in the Central Karoo town of Murraysburg. Read More

Farmers in drought stricken area receive fodder support

11 May 2021

One thousand one hundred and fifteen farmers located in critical and extremely critical drought-stricken areas eligible for drought relief received fodder support in April 2021, to the value of R12.2 million. Read More

The identification of Avian Flu in Worcester

6 May 2021

Following earlier announcements of outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Gauteng and North West, a broiler breeder farm in the Worcester area has tested positive for avian influenza. Read More

Premier Alan Winde and Minister Ivan Meyer congratulate drone pilots

6 May 2021

Yesterday, Premier of the Western Cape Alan Winde joined the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, at the Wings Ceremony of 18 newly qualified drone pilots. Read More

Minister Meyer opens Indigenous Tree Nursery

5 May 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, opened the Worcester field reserve Restoration and Green indigenous tree nursery at the Worcester Veld Reserve in Worcester. Read More

Minister Meyer visits successful local Land Reform projects

4 May 2021

MINISTER MEYER VISITS SUCCESSFUL LOCAL LAND REFORM PROJECTS Yesterday, 3 May 2021, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer and the Executive Meyer of Stellenbosch, Adv Gesie van Deventer, visited two successful  land reform projects in... Read More