Agri-processing Support

Agri-processing is emerging as an important sub-sector with potential to spur economic growth and create jobs. The Agri-Processing Support sub-program enables agricultural producers to enter into the value-adding activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The aims of this sub-programme are to facilitate the production of new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and thereby increase producers’ incomes. The role of the sub-programme is to create an enabling environment for the development of the agri-processing capacity in the Western Cape in order to create vibrant rural economy. The Sub-programme, through the Agrihub located at Elsenburg, provides support on a broad range of services, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Encouraging downstream beneficiation of agricultural products through new product development and existing product improvement;
  • Compliance support with regards to food safety and quality;
  • Product analysis and testing;
  • Technical advice on procurement of agro-processing equipment;
  • Facilitate agro-processing funding related applications
  • Capacity building on various agro-processing initiatives: For bookings, please fill the attached form 

The Mobile Processing Unit

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Econonice Services Programme, through the Agri-processing Support sub-programme will provide support to the producers to ensure that the unit is effectively utilised to provide the needed benefit.

Mobile Meat Processing Unit

The meat processing unit is a departmental initiative aimed at mobilising and delivering agro-processing support services, initially centralised at the department’s Elsenburg Agrihub. It provides for the decentralisation of the Agrihub services by taking them to the rural producers who, due to lack of proximity, are not able to access them from Elsenburg. With the agri-processing sector as the potential catalyst in terms of jobs and economic growth of the province, MMPU is important in reaching out to the potential agri-processors whose operations can be developed further.

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Mobile Fruit & Vegetable Processing Unit

The Mobile Fruit and Vegetable Processing Unit is a vehicle-drawn containerised trailer carefully designed to meet the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements. It follows strict hygiene principals in line with HACCP and in accordance with the R638 (Hygiene requirement for food premises and transport of food and related matters).

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