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Minister Winde hands over 108 household food gardens on World Food Day


Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute Brandy Excels at the 2014 Veritas Awards


Commentary from Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, on press conference hosted by COSATU


LandCare Shines at Conference


Call for nominations to service on the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute Council.

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SmartAgri project provides platform for long-term response to climate change


Minister Winde sets challenge to Western Cape Agriculture


Climate Change

The Department of Agriculture Western Cape accepts that climate change is a reality and that urgent interventions and adaptations are required, especially with regards to water management strategies, biodiversity protection and resource management strategies. This link leads to a resource for all provincial reports and links to activities relating to climate change.



What do we do? Click below for a summary and contact details:

Department's Organogram

Click here for useful links

Calculate your carbon footprint

Confronting Climate Change - A South African Fruit & Wine Initiative

A carbon calculator tool for the Fruit and Wine Industry is available by clicking on the image.

Subsistance and Small Holder Farmers

Land reform enquiries
Food gardens - we can help you set up a food garden

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Trilingual Agricultural Dictionary


Media & Information Services


  • Official Publications
    Official publications, such as the Annual Report, Strategic plans, etc.
  • Other publications
    Includes guides, strategic documents, collaborative publications with other stakeholders.
  • Training & Youth

    Elsenburg Institute for Agricultural Training

    Agricultural training is offered by the Department at the ELSENBURG Agricultural Training Institute.

    PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the HIGHER CERTIFICATE, B.AGRIC and EQUINE 2015 studies ARE NOW CLOSED.

    Applications for 2016 can be submitted at the end of March 2015 - 30 June 2015.

    General Enquiries: Marilise Smith - 021 808 7686 / 021 808 7691 or email: Marilise Smith

    Other career opportunities

    Elsenburg Institute for Agricultural Training

    External Development Initiatives

    - offers the following training opportunities - YPP Programme; Internship Programme; External Bursary Scholarship Scheme; Human Capital Development Projects.

    Special interest