The Western Cape Department of Agriculture delivers the following broad range of services:

  • Research and technology development services to animal and crop producers in the Western Cape.

  • Agricultural advice and guidance to the agricultural community and all users of natural resources.

  • Agriculture infrastructure to qualifying farmers.

  • Agricultural training, including higher- and further education. Conservation of natural resources.

  • Agricultural engineering services.

  • Analytical services at our plant pathology and water and soil laboratories.

  • Diagnostic and analytical services at our veterinary laboratories.

  • Veterinary health services.

  • Co-ordination of rural development in 14 different nodes across the province.