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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

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

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

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

Youth Inspired Food Garden makes a difference in Elsies River

23 April 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited the Trinity Youth Garden based at Trinity Place in Elsies River. Read More

Food, Beverages and Tobacco sector created 17 000 jobs in 2020

20 April 2021

The Western Cape Food, Beverages and Tobacco Sector has exhibited impressive growth and job creation over the ten years between 2009 and 2019, proving once again that agri-processing is a strategic priority for the Western Cape. Read More

African Horse Sickness controlled area established in the Cederberg

16 April 2021

Following the discovery of five suspected cases of African Horse Sickness (AHS) on a farm within the Cederberg Local Municipal area the Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory confirms that samples from a recent death tested positive for the... Read More

Avian Flu detected in Gauteng - Western Cape on ALERT

15 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has noted the reports that there has been an outbreak of Avian Flu in Gauteng. There are no such cases reported in the Western Cape. Read More

Table Grape Industry set for record year

13 April 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomes the news that the South African Table Grape Industry reached a total intake for the 2020/2021 season of 73 million cartons. This is significantly more than the 66.15 million cartons... Read More

e-Booklets to fast track climate change resilience in agriculture

30 March 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, launched the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA’s) e-booklets on climate change entitled “The Mercury Rises”. Read More

Alien Clearing Projects create 1000 jobs per annum

26 March 2021

Earlier today, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's (WCDoA) alien clearing project at  Zonquasdrift located downstream of the Berg River in the Drakenstein Municipality, Cape... Read More

Meyer welcomes the report on the investigation into Colenso Farm by Department

23 March 2021


UPDATE: African Swine Fever (ASF)

23 March 2021


Ostrich auction bolsters industry with superior genetic material

17 March 2021

Earlier today, Dr Ivan Meyer Western Cape Minister Meyer of Agriculture opened the 17th Annual Ostrich Auction at Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Ostrich Research Farm in Oudtshoorn. Read More

Agri-worker transport to receive serious attention

16 March 2021

I welcome the news that the Western Cape Provincial Parliament's Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Planning is giving serious attention to agri-worker transport. Read More