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Developing regional industrial value chains can create opportunities

21 November 2022

"Developing regional industrial value chains can create employment and entrepreneurial opportunities," says Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer.  Read More

Western Cape is committed to the maintreaming of GIS technology

16 November 2022

"The WCDoA's CapeFarmMapper application has become synonymous with evidence-based and spatially informed decision-making in the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, " said the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, as the world... Read More

Nigel Klaasen from Elgin wins Western Cape Prestige Agri-Worker of the Year

7 November 2022

Nigel Klaasen, a junior production manager on the farm Fruitways Glen Elgin in Elgin, was announced as the 2022 Western Cape Prestige Agri-Awards winner at the annual gala dinner held on Saturday, 5 November 2022, at the Grandwest Complex in... Read More

Western Cape Vets vaccinate 18 000 dogs during Rabies Awareness Campaign

26 October 2022

State veterinarians and animal technicians attached to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture vaccinated almost 18 000 dogs last month as part of the annual rabies campaign. Read More

Food gardens give households affordable access to food, dignity and wellbeing

14 October 2022

On Sunday, 16 October 2022, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation and the rest of the world commemorate World Food Day. According to the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, World Food Day is about placing the focus... Read More

Western Cape Government recognises International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

14 October 2022

The Western Cape like provinces and regional governments across the world needs to build resilience and disaster preparedness in the face of our current reality of climate change, global instability, rapid urbanisation, and the South African catastro Read More

Western Cape to commemorate World Food Day - 7 October 2022

6 October 2022

Tomorrow, 7 October 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, Executive Mayor of Overberg District Municipality, Sakkie Franke, and Executive Mayor Francois du Rand of Swellendam Municipality will commemorate the Western Cape... Read More

World Rabies Day, 28 September 2022

28 September 2022

Rabies is a deadly disease which can affect all warm-blooded animals, and is transmitted by bites. Read More

Foot and Mouth Disease ban lifted in Western Cape - Producers to remain vigilant

14 September 2022

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture,  Dr Ivan Meyer, has welcomed the national g Read More

Western Cape visit to Maputo sees Mission Achieved for African Agri Strategy

6 September 2022

Today, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer returned from Maputo, Mozambique, where he led a Western Cape trade mission to the  57th FACIM trade exhibition. Read More

Better coordination and collaboration can resolve ban on vegetable exports

31 August 2022

Better coordination and collaboration can speed up the process of resolving Botswana and Namibia's ban on South African vegetable exports. Read More

National Ban on the movement of cattle

19 August 2022

NATIONAL BAN ON THE MOVEMENT OF CATTLE Read More

Western Cape Agriculture hosts successful Agriculture Municipal Summit

10 August 2022

On Thursday, 4 August 2022,  the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officially opened the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s inaugural Municipal Agricultural Summit at Goudini Spa in Rawsonville. Read More

Western Cape welcomes the extradition of 2019 Bonnievale farm attack suspects

28 July 2022

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomes the successful extradition of the three suspects sought in the 2019 attack on a farm in Bonnievale. The attack left one person dead and another seriously injured. Read More

Integration of security technologies is now the focus

13 July 2022

Last week  6 July 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, chaired the Western Cape Read More

Rising risk of Foot-and-Mouth disease infection

13 July 2022

Cases of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have been reported in the Read More

Restrictions in the movement of equids due to increase in AHS cases

13 July 2022

Due to the dramatic increase in African Horse Sickness (AHS) cases in the AHS infect Read More

Critical drought areas receive R48,1 million in fodder support

30 June 2022

Despite the recent rains, large parts of the Western Cape, specifically the Central Karoo, Little Read More

Increasing Agri-Processing capacity can spur economic growth and create jobs

27 June 2022

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 27 June as Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterp Read More

June rainralls hold promise of good winter crops

23 June 2022

The news that the Western Cape has generally received more rain than expected in June has been generally well-received by the Western Cape agricultural industry. Read More

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