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Climate Risk - Adapt or die How droughts will affect South Africa’s broader economy
Droughts have become more commonplace in South Africa in recent years. In the past two decades since 1990, 12 of those years were defined as drier years compared to only seven
13 Jun 2019
Success stories Military vet becomes a Farmer of the Year
South Africa in the late 1980s was a powder-keg. A nationwide state-of-emergency was in place which increased the apartheid government’s already over-reaching powers to
13 Jun 2019
Stone Fruit Industry Stone Fruit Industry helps with SA School Books
The  South African stone fruit industry is collaborating with UK schools in a book drive initiative which encourages primary schools in the UK to support young children in
27 Aug 2018
All abuzz about bees New strategy to save apiculture
The Department of Agriculture, working with bee associations in the Western Cape, has released a new strategy aimed at ensuring the sustainability of the bee population in the
19 Jul 2018
Technology To Change Farming 4IR To Change Farming As We Know It
An “Agri Renaissance” of higher yields, reduced costs and improved nutritional value of foods is possible for the Western Cape’s R50-billion agricultural economy
03 Jul 2018
Platform for small cheese makers SA Cheese festival a unique platform for small cheese makers
The South African Cheese Festival, presented for the 17th time this year from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 April 2018, annually affords a number of small cheese makers the opportunity
26 Apr 2018
Coping with crop demands Innovative breeding platform to improve wheat yields
Apartnership between government and the wheat production sector has led to the launch of a platform that will improve wheat yields, despite the challenging climate. The
26 Mar 2018
Editor's Note
Land and water are fundamental to agriculture. It’s easy to agree that farming without them is almost unimaginable. At the same time, land and water have become extremely
15 Feb 2018
Province’s commercial poultry farms Province’s commercial poultry farms reach one month infection-free mark
Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, provided an update on avian influenza during a sitting of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. This was in response to
21 Nov 2017
Study set to assess agricultural potential of the Philippi Horticultural Area A comprehensive study to assess the agricultural potential of the Philippi Horticultural Area is set to commence soon.
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture, through its implementing agent, Casidra, had called for bidders to put proposals on the table to develop a plan to map, secure and grow
22 Jun 2017




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