Month: Jun 2022

Western Cape allocates R55M to ecological infrastructure

Tomorrow, 17 June 2022, is commemorated as World  Desertification and Drought Day. This year’s theme is healthy land equals healthy people. This focus is on transforming degraded land into healthy land to promote community and ecosystem resilience while improving human life, particularly in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. Avoiding slowing and reversing the loss …

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Recent Q1 2022 GDP and Job Numbers confirm that WCDoA is pushing forward

Compared to Q1 2021, recent Q1 2022 gross domestic product (GDP) and employment numbers confirm that Western Cape agriculture is pushing forward. StatsSA GDP numbers show that South Africa’s (RSA) economic performance in the 1st quarter of 2022 grew by 1.9%  quarter-on-quarter (q/q) and 3% year-on-year (y/y). The GDP growth in the 1st quarter of …

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Food Safety is everyone’s business

7 June 2022 is World Food Safety Day. This year’s slogan, Food Safety is everyone’s business, focuses on a multi-sectoral approach to food safety. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture takes its food safety mandate very seriously. Our team of professionals in Veterinary Services regularly inspects and audits the 62 registered abattoirs in the province …

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Western Cape Agriculture promotes sustainbale resource use and management

This year, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture commemorates World Environment Day (WED) by encouraging the agricultural sector to adopt sustainable resource use and management practices. Climate change poses a threat to food and job security in the agricultural sector. For this reason, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) is committed to managing its …

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