Month: Jun 2022

Critical drought areas receive R48,1 million in fodder support

Despite the recent rains, large parts of the Western Cape, specifically the Central Karoo, Little Karoo, and the Northern parts of the West Coast, are still experiencing drought conditions. For this reason, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has disbursed drought support totalling R48.1 million to farmers in the worst affected areas in these …

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Increasing Agri-Processing capacity can spur economic growth and create jobs

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 27 June as Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day (MSMEs). Referred to as Small Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa, the day raises public awareness of the SMMEs’ contribution to sustainable development and the global economy.  SMMEs are the backbone of economies. Against the backdrop of …

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June rainralls hold promise of good winter crops

The news that the Western Cape has generally received more rain than expected in June has been generally well-received by the Western Cape agricultural industry. It is important to note, however, that, for the rest of the season, the frequency of rain (i.e. regular rain without dry spells) is more important than the total volume …

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