13 October 2020
Earlier today the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, hosted the newly appointed Executive Director of AgriSA, Christo van der Rheede and the newly elected President, Pierre Vercueil in Stellenbosch. Commenting on the appointment of Christo van der Rheede, Minister Meyer said "Chris... ...read more
6 October 2020
A partnership between Government and the Rietpoort community has helped build a healthier ecosystem and created 100 job opportunities and more than 300 person working days. For Rietpoort, a small settlement near Bitterfontein in the Namaqua West Coast region, something as simple as fencing, has mad... ...read more
1 October 2020
  This year we successfully hosted our farmer information days online after we were unable to host the events at our farms because of the current lockdown regulations. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we are happy to share these videos with our audience once again. Please find below lin... ...read more
1 October 2020
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23 September 2020
Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has congratulated the Western Cape Department of Agriculture for winning the Gold Award in the category ‘Climate Change’ for the top-rated radio series, Die Kwik Styg, at the virtual 2020 Ecologic Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday night. Minister Me... ...read more
18 September 2020
     I welcome the announcement by the Board of AgriSA that it has appointed Christo van Rheede as its new Executive Director. While holding the post of Deputy Executive Director for the past five years, Christo established himself as a respected leader within the Agricultural Sector. Three words co... ...read more
11 September 2020
     The innovative use of virtual platforms has enabled the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) to deliver client-focused, problem-solving technical information backed by the extensive research portfolio of the Programme Research and Technology Development, to farmers and other stakehold... ...read more
10 September 2020
         The latest release of GDP figures from StatsSA indicates that the agriculture sector continued to perform relatively well during the second quarter of 2020. Growing by 29% in quarter one and another 15% in quarter two, the agricultural economy is recovering from several difficult seasons ow... ...read more
1 September 2020
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) “Die Kwik Styg” Radio Series was recently announced as a finalist in the Climate Change category of Enviropaedia’s 2020 Eco-Logic Awards. Hosted and produced by the WCDoA the series focuses on climate change and its impact on agriculture. Aired on... ...read more
19 August 2020
Earlier today, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, handed over registered bulls, sourced from the Western Department of Agriculture’s Bull Distribution Project to seven small scale beef producers. The project aims to distribute bulls who have the good genetic material to future... ...read more
17 August 2020
             The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to resume the sale and distribution of alcohol under Alert Level 2 from midnight, 17 August 2020. Minister Meyer: “I welcome the resumption of local trade and distribution. Th... ...read more
13 August 2020
The Western Cape Government identified Safe and Cohesive communities as one of the Vision-Inspired Priorities (VIP) for the province.  This is reflected as one of the key priorities set by the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer. Rural safety is key in ensuring that the agricultural sector is pro... ...read more
11 August 2020
The Sustainability Institute of South Africa (SIZA) in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture has completed an exploratory study into the representation and treatment of women within what many believe to be a male-dominated agricultural sector. The primary objective of the study... ...read more
5 August 2020
Yesterday, 3 August 2020, Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, met with stakeholders in the Breede Valley and Langeberg Municipalities. During the meeting Minister Meyer supported by Cape Winelands District (CWD) Mayor, Dr Helena von Schlicht and officials from the Departments of Agr... ...read more
29 July 2020
Following the Western Cape Government’s call to Farm Watches to apply for accreditation, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer recently visited Redelinghuys in the Bergrivier Municipality where he handed over a ‘Starter Kit” to the Redelinghuys Farm Watch. The "Starter Kit" consist... ...read more
28 July 2020
The Western Cape Government's ‘One Home, One Garden’ Campaign is gaining momentum across the Province with a total of 1371 food gardens established over the past two months. Last week 433 gardens were established in the Metro with 123 of them being in Gugulethu. Other areas that have benefitted incl... ...read more
27 July 2020
Earlier today, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture presented its 2020 Adjusted Budget of R888 million to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Environmental Affairs. The Adjusted Budget reduces the budget for the current financial year by R82 million. Key drivers for these cuts are amongs... ...read more
7 July 2020
           Yesterday, 6 July 2020, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer chaired the quarterly meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Rural Safety. The meeting comes amid reports that the Western Cape is experiencing an increase in farm attacks. Minister Meyer expressed hi... ...read more
6 July 2020
          English          Afrikaans The Western Cape Government has brought online 1088 isolation and quarantine facility beds in the Cape Winelands District by 30 June 2020. Everyone needs to take definite action to protect the vulnerable and those at high risk of severe COVID-19. By quarantining... ...read more