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How the WC agri budget will be used for 2020/21

On 19 March, the Western Cape Provincial Department of Agriculture’s 2020/2021 budget of R970,556 million was tabled in the Western Cape legislature.

Western Cape to receive R25 million in drought support

The Western Cape minister of agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has expressed his gratitude on the news that the Western Cape will be...

Spekboom could be harmful in certain areas

Spekboom has been hailed a ‘wonder plant’ for its carbon offsetting capabilities. Initiatives like the Spekboom Challenge, which has been shared widely across South...

Wesgro secures R350 million in investment deals

Dr Ivan Meyer is pleased to announce that Wesgro, the Western Cape government’s mandated international trade and investment promotion agency, has helped...

Oldest recorded apple tree gifted to historic farm Babylonstoren

In 1662, on the 17th of April, the first apple was picked at the Cape. It was the Witte Wijnappel. In 1692, Babylonstoren...

The 2019 Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced

As far as Pinotage is concerned, being one of the Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners is the highest accolade any local Pinotage...

Premier Winde and cabinet laud the recovery for agriculture

Premier Alan Winde, minister of agriculture, Ivan Meyer, and the Western Cape cabinet met with representatives from the agricultural sector to discuss...

Dam levels starting to rise in the Western Cape

An above-average winter rainfall season has lifted the Western Cape’s dam levels from 29% at this time in 2017 and 52% in...

#AgriMarkets: Consistent rainfall needed to nourish winter crops

While memories of ‘Day Zero’ warnings in late 2017 and early 2018 might be fading in some Cape Town residents’ minds, the...

Taking farmer development to new markets

Without struggle there is no progress. Agricultural development in South Africa has been a gigantic struggle; one that has left many aspiring...