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


Resilience Case Study: Covid-19 Local Food Security Response: Mobilising partnerships to build community resilience

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and the Global Resilient Cities Network, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in... Read more

Sustaining life – Investing in Water and Sustainable Agriculture in 2020

GreenCape’s 2020 Market Intelligence Reports, produced in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism, are now available for download online. Read more

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Resilience Case Study: Covid-19 Local Food Security Response: Mobilising partnerships to build community resilience

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and the Global Resilient Cities Network, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in... Read more

News release: Sustaining future economic opportunities – Investing in the green economy in 2020

News releaseMay 2020 Sustaining future economic opportunities – Investing in the green economy in 2020  GreenCape’s 2020 Market Intelligence Reports, produced in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development... Read more