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February 15, 2024

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development (DALRRD) recently convened their inaugural joint conference at the ARC Roodeplaat campus. Honorable Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, underscored the event’s significance in celebrating and showcasing innovative agricultural research. Under the theme “Science Transforming Food […]

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January 23, 2024

Agri-Expo, originally founded as the Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society in 1831 and rebranded in 1996, stands as a key organization in South Africa’s agricultural sector. In 2024, Agri-Expo celebrates a significant milestone of 193 years of excellence in the agricultural sector, underscoring its enduring impact and commitment. The organization specializes in professional promotion, […]

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November 10, 2023

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development published two gazettes outlining the procedure for exports from SACU and Mozambique to the EU and the UK, respectively, to take advantage of preferential Tariff Rate Quotas for certain agricultural and agro-processed products contained in an annexure to the agreement. Some articles were published in the […]

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September 8, 2023

Agri News is a dynamic and forward-looking publication, focused on driving positive narratives within the Agricultural Sector of the Western Cape. Our primary goal is to uplift and inspire our readers by highlighting the achievements, innovations, and impactful initiatives within the industry. Through our content, we aim to promote a sense of optimism and unity, […]

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September 5, 2023

Alfreda Mars, coordinator of the NAMPO Cape Schools Programme, stated, “The feedback from both learners and teachers who attended the program last year was so positive that it was decided to extend the programme. Through NAMPO Cape Schools Programme, we believe we can stimulate learners’ interest in the agricultural sector as a possible career option.” […]

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September 4, 2023

The George Agricultural Show, which took place from 24 – 26 August 2023 in George, was a celebration of agriculture, community, and entertainment. The event featured a diverse and high-quality program, comprising world-class competitions, a wide range of attractions, and captivating performances. The primary objective of the show was to promote agriculture and to serve […]

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September 4, 2023

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture provides a wide range of development, research and support services to the agricultural community in the Western Cape. The department’s administrative headquarters is situated on the historic farm of Elsenburg. The Department accommodates new and commercial farmers at research farms, education and training centres, extension offices, state veterinary offices, […]

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September 4, 2023

Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, responded to the BFAP Study Report at the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Energy Summit, held in Rawsonville recently. Addressing farmers, producers, energy experts, officials, and representatives from the financial sector, Minister Meyer called on attendees to “move mountains to lower the sector’s reliance on Eskom.” The […]