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April 17, 2024

In the heart of the Western Cape, a remarkable transformation is unfolding across the agricultural landscape as farmers adopt pioneering innovations and groundbreaking technologies, signalling the dawn of a new era in sustainable and efficient farming practices. After the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers in this region have demonstrated remarkable resilience and adaptability, employing state-of-the-art tools and […]

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April 11, 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. Results on pasture and the concentrate component of the dairy feed provide guidelines to producers in the Southern Cape. Minister […]

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March 29, 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. This important work of the Department will continue using the R1.018 billion budget for the 2024/25 financial year. Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer said,  “Over the last […]

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March 9, 2024

The dairy industry set new benchmarks this year at the 191st South African Dairy Championships. The judging of this national dairy competition, the largest and oldest in Africa, kicked off on Thursday, 7 March 2024 at Eensgezind outside Durbanville, and continued until Friday, 8 March. This year witnessed record participation, with 78 dairy producers submitting […]

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February 15, 2024

As South Africa grapples with consistent load shedding and escalating electricity costs, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture has taken a proactive step towards addressing these challenges. In an effort to bolster energy resilience among agricultural producers in the Western Cape, the department is organizing a series of workshops aimed at raising awareness about sustainable […]

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February 2, 2024

Few events are as keenly anticipated, nor held in as high regard, as the annual Wine Harvest Commemorative Event, which took place on 1 February 2024 – marking the momentous occasion of the birth of South African wine, while also paying tribute to the country’s rich wine heritage, and calling for a blessing on the […]

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December 4, 2023

For the current adjusted budget, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture will delay appointments to ensure that unfunded salary increases do not stand in the way of the delivery of projects and services and continue to reach as many residents as possible. This was the key message coming out of the Western Cape Department of […]

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FoodForward SA on World Food Day
October 16, 2023

On 6 October, 2023, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Ivan Meyer, launched Food Security Month during a World Food Day event in Kranshoek, Plettenberg Bay. World Food Day, observed on 16 October, commemorates the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. This year’s theme is “Water is Food, Water […]

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September 10, 2023

Nampo Cape, the renowned agricultural event, is set to host the third instalment of Nation in Conversation on 14-15 September at the Santam Auditorium First Floor, Bredasdorp Park. Nation in Conversation serves as a forum to bring together key role players in the agricultural sector and to reflect on issues, locally and internationally. Well-known figures […]

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September 5, 2023

Loadshedding, the controlled rolling blackouts implemented by Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned electricity supplier, has cast a shadow over the Western Cape’s agricultural sector.  A report by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), commissioned by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, examines the far-reaching consequences of these power disruptions on farming and agri–processing. The […]