GreenAgri supports the Western Cape's Provincial Strategic Goals and its Green Economy Strategic Framework which includes smart agri-production plans on sustainable farming practices, balancing farming and conservation needs, resource efficiency and waste minimisation. The portal was developed by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture in collaboration with GreenCape. GreenCape is a sector development agency in the Western Cape and supporting businesses that operate in the green economy.
The main objective of the portal is to be a one-stop portal for all farmers, researchers, private and non-governmental agencies interested in smart agricultural practices, initiatives and research and in getting involved in the green economy space. The portal will also allow for industry participants to communicate interactively on all smart agricultural matters. By so doing it will allow greater awareness and understanding of smart agricultural practices and the green economy space in the Western Cape.
The anticipated advantages of the portal are:
- To provide a platform for industry participants to actively discuss smart agricultural matters
- To allow users the opportunity to network with green industry participants, which would otherwise not have been possible
- Provide an opportunity for greater understanding of green policies and smart agricultural activities undertaken by the Western Cape Government
- To assist with the collection of data as well as obtaining feedback on proposed policies, projects and initiatives which would otherwise have been difficult to obtain
- To assist industry participants to keep up to date with ever-changing green policies, practices and inventions and to help them assess their own level of green activities
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