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Agriculture plays a leading role in the Western Cape’s Economic Recovery and Food Security

This week, the Western Cape Cabinet focused on the Overberg region, visiting the town of Bredasdorp for Cabinet Meets Agriculture. Provincial Ministers engaged with stakeholders from the province’s agricultural community to build partnerships and collaboration in the interests of food security and economic recovery in the province. “Farmers and agri-workers feed the nation and so …

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Foot and Mouth disease ban lifted in the Western Cape – Producers to remain vigilant

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture,  Dr Ivan Meyer, has welcomed the national government’s decision to lift the ban on the movement of cattle in South Africa. The ban, instituted by Ms Thoko Didiza, the National Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, aimed to prevent the further spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). …

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Better coordination and collaboration can speed up the process of resolving the ban on vegetable exports

Better coordination and collaboration can speed up the process of resolving Botswana and Namibia’s ban on South African vegetable exports. For this reason, the participation of key role players from different spheres of government dealing with market access issues is essential to speedily identify and resolve market access challenges. Botswana and Namibia’s recent unilateral decision …

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National Ban on the movement of cattle

On Tuesday, August 16, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) announced a national ban on the movement of cattle.  This drastic intervention follows the recent rapid spread of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in South Africa. There are currently active outbreaks in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal provinces and new …

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