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May 8, 2015, 11:03 AM

Welcome to GreenAgriGreenAgri is an information-sharing portal for all farmers, researchers, private and non-governmental agencies interested in smart agricultural practices - supporting green farming practices, balancing farming and conservation needs, resource efficiency and waste minimisation in the Western Cape.

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What We Do

May 8, 2015, 11:03 AM

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.

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Farm Production

May 25, 2015, 12:37 PM

 The agriculture sector of South Africa plays a major role in job creation, and contributes to food security and the GDP. South African government has developed a number of master plans, not only for the agricultural sector as a whole, but also key commodities identified as sectors for development and job retention and/or creation. 

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Cape Farm Mapper

May 25, 2015, 12:40 PM

Cape Farm Mapper is a free web-based mapping application that gives you access to spatial databases and web services. You will be able to see where different types of farming is done in the Western Cape, and also access information on rainfall patterns, temperatures during the year, evaporation in specific areas, geology and much more. This web tool can help with agriculture practices, environmental management and farm planning. It allows you to edit maps (e.g. map out your farm/field), import or export maps, calculate the size (m² & Ha) or distance (m & km) of an area.

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Climate Change

May 25, 2015, 3:14 PM

International action plans and policies relating to South Africa's commitment to reduce emissions are listed in this section. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 when concerned governments wanted to address the implications of global climate change. In 1992 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was established at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The objective of the UNFCCC is to achieve stabilisation of the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent harmful interference with the climate system. The South Africa Government became a signatory to the UNFCCC in 1997 and thus the country became legally bound by the implications imposed by the agreement. The policies supporting these commitments are seen below:

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May 27, 2015, 2:18 PM


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Livestock & Poultry FAQs

May 28, 2015, 3:40 PM

General Livestock & Poultry Question: Where can I get veterinary service in the Western Cape?

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Plants FAQs

May 28, 2015, 3:46 PM

Plant DiagnosticsQuestion: Where can I do soil, water and plant diagnostics in the Western Cape?

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Jun 4, 2015, 12:46 PM


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Disaster Management Western Cape

Jun 8, 2015, 4:37 PM

Disaster Management in the Western Cape For the full documents on disaster management use the links below:

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Fruits and Vegetables

Jun 9, 2015, 9:06 AM

Fruit farming is a significant contributor to agriculture in the Western Cape and South Africa. This section will not breakdown each fruit type, but rather keep it more general. If more information on a certain fruit type is required you can contact us through our Your Input page or contact the various associations directly by using the links below.

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EIA Guideline for Renewable Energy Projects

Dec 2, 2015, 2:50 PM

The Department of Environmental affairs released a document (2015) that serves as a guide for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA's) for the following renewable energy projects:

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Weather and Climate

Dec 21, 2015, 1:33 PM

The Weather and Climate platform is a guide and provide easy access for users to find information on weather forecast, climate change and studies related. It is divided into four sections on the site to make it easier for the user to find the exact information he or she are looking for.

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Dec 21, 2015, 3:34 PM


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Weather Forecasts

Jan 13, 2016, 11:19 AM

Platforms to use:

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