Elsenburg research farm houses the head office of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Supporting research and extension services are delivered to the whole province. Research projects on Elsenburg focuses on various problems as identified in association with various industry branches.
The Outeniqua Research Farm is located southwest of George in the Eden district and serves the area from the Tsitsikamma to Caledon. Founded in 1953, the research farm was established for agricultural research to provide science-based solutions in response to challenges faced by farmers in the area.