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July 18, 2024

The Overberg region, a critical agricultural area in South Africa, is currently experiencing significant weather shifts. Rojeanne de Wet from Agri Western Cape notes that despite the much-needed precipitation, the recent heavy rains coupled with an unusually warm and dry June have presented mixed fortunes for local agriculture. Fruit growers, in particular, are feeling the […]

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July 16, 2024

John Steenhuisen, the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture from the Democratic Alliance, addressed the national assembly on Tuesday, 16 July 2024. His speech outlined significant policy directions and budget allocations aimed at revitalizing South Africa’s agricultural sector, which is crucial for employment, economic growth, and food security. Key Highlights of the Budget Speech Economic Impact […]

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July 15, 2024

The global population is anticipated to swell to 9 billion by 2050, necessitating increased production of safe and nutritious food. The unmistakable evidence of climate change is adversely affecting food production, ecosystem functionality, and services, while also exacerbating the degradation of soil and water resources. Meeting society’s food needs amidst these environmental shifts will demand […]

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July 11, 2024

Wesgro is thrilled to invite wine producers, wineries, and wine experience providers across the Western Cape to participate in the prestigious 2025 Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism and Wine Tourism Ambassador Awards. This annual competition celebrates the innovation, excellence, and dedication of the wine tourism industry, providing a platform for local businesses to […]

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July 11, 2024

BJ van der Merwe se verhouding met landbou kom al ’n lang pad, sedert die tyd toe sy oupa buite Caledon geboer het. Na sy studies is hy terug na die area as bestuurder op ’n kleingraan plaas, gevolg deur 4 jaar in die Swartland. Tans is dit sy vierde seisoen as InteliGro Gewas Adviseur […]

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July 11, 2024

Alexander Gibson of Doornkraal Agri, located in the Witzenberg Valley near Ceres, has successfully cultivated the Bigbucks apple variety, known commercially as Flash Gala, over 10 hectares. Drawn to its vibrant red colour and high marketability, particularly in Eastern markets, Gibson has seen the variety meet his expectations in terms of price and high pack-outs. […]

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July 10, 2024

Investing in renewable energy is becoming increasingly popular as both a sustainable and profitable venture. The Biomass to Energy investment opportunity provides an innovative and financially rewarding pathway for investors to contribute to renewable energy projects. Structured as a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) with a fixed three-year period, this investment offers substantial returns, semi-annual distributions, […]

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July 5, 2024

The 9th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 22 – 25 July 2024, highlighting Cape Town’s role as a hub for agricultural innovation. This global event, co-hosted by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture alongside leading agricultural organizations, aims to promote the adoption […]

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July 3, 2024

Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Economic Development and Tourism, has expressed his deepest condolences to the family, friends and farming community of Porterville following the tragic passing of a farmer following an attack by unknown assailants on the farm Tevrede, in Porterville. Minister Meyer said that, “Every farmer and agri-worker deserves the […]

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June 20, 2024

The Overberg is putting her best foot forward for NAMPO Cape, which this year will be presented by Grain SA and Bredasdorp Park NPC on Bredasdorp Park from 11-14 September 2024. 2024 celebrates the 5th presentation of NAMPO Cape and the 30th anniversary of the first Mechanisation Day which took place in 1994. Since its inception, […]