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News and Speeches for Department of Agriculture

Western Cape State vets at the centre of efforts to increase Agricultural export

18 April 2024

Yesterday, 16 April 2024, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, addressed the 1500 delegates from 48 different countries attending the 39th World Veterinary Association Congress being held from 16 – 19 April 2024 at the Cape Town... Read More

Research at Outeniqua Research Farm benefits the dairy industry

11 April 2024

Earlier today, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) Outeniqua Research Farm, outside George, which is known for its research on dairy production from planted pasture. Read More

Our farmers and farm workers deserve to be safe

27 March 2024

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has done much over the past four years to protect and create a safer agricultural environment and farming communities. Read More

Western Cape tables a R1 billion budget for Agriculture

26 March 2024

Today the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, tabled the Department’s budget of R1.018 billion in the provincial parliament. Read More

Western Cape welcomes 120 new agricultural graduate interns

13 March 2024

On Tuesday, 11 March 2024, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Head of Department, Dr  Mogale Sebopetsa, welcomed 120 unemployed agricultural graduates as interns to the Department’s Comprehensive Agricultural Support... Read More

Skilled workers are central to the sustainability of the Agricultural sector

6 March 2024

When Dr Ivan Meyer was appointed the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture in 2019 he stressed that the future of a sustainable agricultural sector is dependent on new information, technological advancement, and a generation of agri-workers and youth... Read More

Akkedisberg Worker’s Trust an example of agri-worker empowerment

27 February 2024

During his recent visit to the Akkedisberg Workers Trust, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer expressed his pride in the work of the award-winning wine business. Read More

Powers Bill will promote animal welfare

21 February 2024

THE INCLUSION OF VETERINARY SERVICES IN THE WESTERN CAPE POWERS BILL WILL ADVANCE ANIMAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND BIOSECURITY. Read More

African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in pigs in George

19 February 2024

Last week, 7 February, a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) was confirmed in pigs of small farmers on the outskirts of Groeneweide Park, George. This is the fourth outbreak of this disease in the Garden Route area since 2022. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture will benefit from SACAA certification

9 February 2024

The South African Civil Aviation Authority's recent Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operating Systems Certification (UASOC) to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) positions the Department as a leader in leveraging unmanned aerial vehicles... Read More

Agriculture Sector urged to follow guidelines to minimise impact of heat/fires

6 February 2024

Following the continued incidences of extreme heat and numerous veld fires across the Western Cape, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has urged the agriculture sector to take the necessary measures to protect lives, livestock... Read More