Agri sector desk


What we do

Our goal is to develop sustainable and competitive value chains in the agriculture sector.

We do this by working closely with farmers, businesses, investors and the Western Cape Government. These engagements provide us with valueable insights which we publish annually in the form of a market intelligence report, which focuses on green technology investment opportunities.

In collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture we have also developed a web-based information portal, GreenAgri, to provide updated, relevant and trustworthy information to farmers and other agriculture stakeholders.

Origins

We started this work in 2014 in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. This was motivated by:

  • The growing significance of agriculture and agri-processing in the Western Cape.
  • The impacts of climate change and resource scarcities (like water) on the sector.
  • The associated green investment and market opportunities within agri production.
  • The need for credible and readily accessible information on green technologies for farmers.

Focus areas

We focus on primary agriculture, in particular on:

  • Resource efficiency
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable farming practices
  • Green technology

News and events


Associate Applications are now open for the Ba...

The Barclays Accelerator is hiring 9 very talented entrepreneurs, designers & developers to join the Associate program for the upcoming program based in Cape Town (May – August 2017). Read more
Call for applications: 2017 SAB Foundation Tho...

Applications are now open for the Thoalana Enterprise Programme. Applications can be submitted online through the SAB website. Read more
GreenCape publishes 2017 market intelligence r...

We are proud to announce the publication of GreenCape’s 2017 market intelligence reports, covering key green economy sectors: Read more

Library


SA Business Funding Directory

This directory (link on the left) provides South African businesses and entrepreneurs with information on available business funding particularly for small and medium sized businesses. Read more
Solar PV on packhouses: GreenCape business cas...

Solar PV on packhouses: GreenCape business case demonstrates 15% saving in electricity costs

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