Drought in Agriculture
This page provides you with the latest presentations provided in response to the drought in agriculture.
For more information also see the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's Drought Portal.
Drought Fact Sheet - December 2017
The Fact Sheet includes information on the climatological and hydrological situation, and impacts on the vegetation, crop and livestock farming, jobs, the food system, and social welfare. Access the Drought Fact Sheet here.
Drought Policy Brief 2018
The Drought Policy Brief identifies the macro economic impact of the drought on Western Cape agriculture sector. The study was done by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and the Bureau for Food and Agriculture Policy. The Western Cape agricultural sector is set to lose an estimated R5.9 billion in the 2017/18 season with ~ 30 000 jobs lost.
Department of Water and Sanitation: Drought Blitz operation plan. 10 January 2018.
Department of Water and Sanitation: Limiting the use of water in terms of 6 of Schedule 6 of the Act. 12 January 2018.
Department of Water and Sanitation: Limiting the use of water in terms of Item 6 of Schedule 3 of the Act. 28 Sep 2017.
Department of Water and Sanitation: Regulations requiring that the taking of water for irrigation purposes be measured, recorded and reported. 17 Feb 2017.
*Note: Contact your Irrigation Board (IR) and Water User Association (WUA) to identify specific regulations applicable to you.
WWF Water Conservation Workshop - 18 October 2017
- Andre Roux: The Current Water Situation
- Dr Caren Jarmain: FruitLook
- Dr Klaudia Schachtschneider: Water Stewardship WWF
- Kholosa Magudu: Water Stewardship in Upper Breede
- Karen vd Westhuizen: Irrigation Monitoring & Scheduling
Watch the 2017 Hortgro seminar on Irrigation here.
13 & 14 November 2017: Conservation at Work Symposium, Robertson
3 November 2017: GreenCape Drought Business Support (please note that this is not primary agriculture focused however agri processing facilities could benefit)
23 November 2017: GreenCape Drought Business Support (please note that this is not primary agriculture focused however agri processing facilities could benefit)
Key contacts at LandCare:
Overberg District - Dawie De Villiers: Dawiedv@elsenburg.com
Eden District - Hannes Muller: HannesM@elsenburg.com
Karoo District - Phyllis Pienaar: PhyllisP@elsenburg.com
West Coast District - Jan Smit: JanS@elsenburg.com
Cape Winelands District - Rudolph Roscher: RudolphR@elsenburg.com
- Western Cape Provincial manager - Francis Steyn: FrancisS@elenburg.com