western cape agriculture

Food gardens give households affordable access to food, dignity and wellbeing

On Sunday, 16 October 2022, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and the rest of the world commemorate World Food Day. According to the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, World Food Day is about placing the focus on food insecurity. Meyer said: “It is about highlighting the devastating scourge of hunger. …

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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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Western Cape Agriculture hosts successful Agriculture Municipal Summit

On Thursday, 4 August 2022,  the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officially opened the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s inaugural Municipal Agricultural Summit at Goudini Spa in Rawsonville. The two-day summit focussed on crucial matters that impact the agricultural sector in the local government arena. These included critical issues such as land …

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