2 December 2020
Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, recently paid an oversight visit to the Central Karoo where he handed over drought vouchers to two farmers, one in Leeu Gamka and the other in Laingsburg. Minister Meyer also visited the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) Veterinary... ...read more
 
26 November 2020
      Yesterday, 25 November 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officiated at the Wings Ceremony of recently qualified drone pilots attached to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA). The WCDoA assisted the group consisting of students, interns and officials t... ...read more
 
19 November 2020
Yesterday, 18 June 2020, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture(WCDoA) joined the rest of the world by acknowledging the innovative applications of geographic information system (GIS) technology in analysis, visualisation, gaining insights into geospatial data, and thought leadership in agricult... ...read more
 
18 November 2020
     Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied by Executive Mayor Sakkie Franken of the Overberg District Municipality and Mayor Paul Swart of the Cape Agulhas Municipality recently visited grain farming enterprise, Agri Dwala (Pty) Ltd in Napier in the Overberg region. The vi... ...read more
 
16 November 2020
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) will be providing crucial relief to employees in the South African wine tourism sector, in the form of a R12 million support fund. The Wine Tourism Worker Support Stipend (WTWSS) was officially launched at Elsenburg today. The aim is to safeguard th... ...read more
 
13 November 2020
Earlier this week, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer visited the Perdekraal East Wind Farm, 80 kilometres north-east of Ceres in the Western Cape.  He was accompanied by the Executive Director of Agri Western Cape, Jannie Strydom, the Vice President of Agri Western Cape, Heinie du... ...read more
 
10 November 2020
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) hosted a WOW Day at the Percheron Hall at Elsenburg today and was aimed at highlighting the latest innovations and technologies the department has developed for the agricultural sector of the Western Cape.   Fourteen new innovations and technologies... ...read more
 
5 November 2020
           Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, recently visited Marice Mercuur, winner of the Ministerial Special Award for Youth at the 2019 Western Cape Female Entrepreneur Awards Competition. What started for Mercuur as a quest to find a remedy to treat her daughter's severe ecze... ...read more
 
2 November 2020
The decision by the National Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni to make further cuts to the Western Cape Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme Grant (CASP) by R1.04 million and the Ilima/Letsema Projects Grant by R492 000 is worrisome. This comes at the same time as R10.5 billion will be made a... ...read more
 
29 October 2020
     On Tuesday, 27 October 2020, veterinary technicians attached to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's (WCDoA) Veterinary Service presented workshops to smallholder livestock farmers in Klapmuts, Paarl. According to Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, the Western Cape Dep... ...read more
 
23 October 2020
I am pleased to note that the recently tabled Provincial Economic Review and Outlook (PERO) and Municipal Economic Review and Outlook (MERO) highlights the Agricultural Sector’s competitive advantage. The PERO and MERO draw insights from data and evidence-based research into the Agricultural Sector... ...read more
 
20 October 2020
           On World Food Day 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited several vegetable garden projects in Rietpoort, in the Matzikama Municipality, West Coast District. During the visit, Minister Meyer highlighted the importance of food security. Minister Meyer: “Food... ...read more
 
19 October 2020
Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer recently visited small-scale farmers in Ebenhaeser, in the Matzikama Municipality. Two such farmers are Natasha Love and Niklaas Le Roux who are both supported by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) Natasha farms on two hectares. She... ...read more
 
14 October 2020
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) recently partnered with Agri-Expo to present a farmer day, themed Small-Scale Farmers in an Urban Environment. The SPCA in Grassy Park hosted the farmer day. Agri-Expo made the event accessible via an online platform. Topics varied from livestock su... ...read more
 
13 October 2020
Earlier today the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, hosted the newly appointed Executive Director of AgriSA, Christo van der Rheede and the newly elected President, Pierre Vercueil in Stellenbosch. Commenting on the appointment of Christo van der Rheede, Minister Meyer said "Chris... ...read more
 
6 October 2020
A partnership between Government and the Rietpoort community has helped build a healthier ecosystem and created 100 job opportunities and more than 300 person working days. For Rietpoort, a small settlement near Bitterfontein in the Namaqua West Coast region, something as simple as fencing, has mad... ...read more
 
1 October 2020
  This year we successfully hosted our farmer information days online after we were unable to host the events at our farms because of the current lockdown regulations. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we are happy to share these videos with our audience once again. Please find below lin... ...read more
 
1 October 2020
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23 September 2020
Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has congratulated the Western Cape Department of Agriculture for winning the Gold Award in the category ‘Climate Change’ for the top-rated radio series, Die Kwik Styg, at the virtual 2020 Ecologic Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday night. Minister Me... ...read more
 

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