western cape department of agriculture

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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Western Cape trade visit to Maputo sees “Mission Achieved” for African Agri Strategy

Today, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer returned from Maputo, Mozambique, where he led a Western Cape trade mission to the  57th FACIM trade exhibition. FACIM is a trade fair which attracts more than 2,500 exhibitors from 20 countries and 50,000 visitors. Meyer commented that FACIM allowed exhibitors and visitors to interact through …

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Recent Q1 2022 GDP and Job Numbers confirm that WCDoA is pushing forward

Compared to Q1 2021, recent Q1 2022 gross domestic product (GDP) and employment numbers confirm that Western Cape agriculture is pushing forward. StatsSA GDP numbers show that South Africa’s (RSA) economic performance in the 1st quarter of 2022 grew by 1.9%  quarter-on-quarter (q/q) and 3% year-on-year (y/y). The GDP growth in the 1st quarter of …

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