The Western Cape Department of Agriculture provides a wide range of development, research and support services to the agricultural community in the Western Cape. The agricultural sector stimulates economic growth in the province and plays a major role in creating sustainable job opportunities.
The Department of Trade and Industry (also known as the dti) is the department of the South African government with responsibility for commercial policy and industrial policy. The DTI and its subsidiary agencies are involved in promoting economic development, Black Economic Empowerment, implementing commercial law, promoting and regulating international trade, and consumer protection.
Fruit South Africa (FSA) is a non-profit organisation formed by the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa (CGA); HORTGRO (representing pome and stone fruit); South African Table Grape Industry (SATI); SUBTROP (representing the avocado, litchi, mango and macadamia industries) and the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF) to address common issues in relation to all aspects of the fruit industry of South Africa.
HORTGRO Science is the research engine of HORTGRO – the horticultural industry’s knowledge group.
While HORTGRO co-ordinates several activities such as markets, production, land reform, training, and communication, HORTGRO Science endeavours to provide their stakeholders with the latest research and technology in the deciduous fruit industry.
The SA Fruit Journal/Vrugte Joernaal is a bilingual, bi-monthly magazine aimed at the fruit industry and published by SA Fruit Journal (Pty)Ltd. The magazine’s main purpose is to give its readers current market news and inform them through in-depth articles. We publish popular as well as scientific articles about agricultural services and service providers, product news and innovation, agricultural training, Government, international news, market news and exports.
The Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation with more than 120 members, accounting for about 90% of fresh fruit exported from South Africa. The FPEF is also a member of Fruit South Africa (FSA), together with the country’s four growers’ associations. This position strengthens the FPEF’s role of providing leadership and services to its members, the international buying community and the fresh fruit export industry as a whole.
Nemlab is a diagnostic laboratory that specializes in the routine analysis of soil and root material. The aim of an analysis is to extract the nematodes from the soil and roots, to identify and count these nematodes and then to make a recommendation.
FruitLook is an open access online platform to monitor vineyards and orchards, building on satellite imagery and weather information. In the Western Cape, FruitLook supports fruit and wine grape growers to attain higher yields with less water. The FruitLook service is funded by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture.
The SA wine and fruit industry, with its funding partners, has launched a carbon footprint study to enable SA growers and service providers to determine their carbon footprint and identify carbon hotspots with the objective of finding creative measure to reducing carbon emissions.
WAPA is an industry body established in 2001 representing major apple and pear producing countries globally. The Association provides a forum for discussion and pools members to provide a louder voice for the sectors. WAPA has a yearly-elected President and a permanent secretariat based in Brussels.
The annual FRUIT LOGISTICA Exhibition covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. The exhibition offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry.
General, aviation and shipping forecasts, warnings, observations and climate information. The South African Weather Service has a variety of weather products and services including specialised weather forecasting services, value-added climate information including real-time lightning information, lightning verifications and publications.
The Good Fruit Grower magazine was established in 1946, and is eagerly read by orchardists and vineyardists worldwide. The magazine is published in the Pacific Northwest in the USA. It covers the growing, packing, handling, marketing, and promotion of tree fruits (apples, pears, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, and plums), as well as juice and wine grape production.
Provar is a privately-owned, independent new fruit cultivar and rootstock evaluator and data center for the latest in product development intelligence. We are transparent and objective, gathering and distributing evaluation results with integrity and impartiality.