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.


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

Last chance to enter the Premiers Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

The Western Cape government have issued a final call for applicants for the Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA). Read more

Vertical Farming in Africa to Boost Growth at September Urban Agri Summit

International experts, regional authorities, investors and stakeholders from the agriculture sector will gather on September 7th & 8th in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the inaugural Urban Agri Summit 2017. The two-day... Read more


GreenCape wins three Ecologic Awards for its work in growing the green economy

GreenCape won three Ecologic Awards at the annual Ecologic Awards ceremony held at the CSIR International Conference Centre in Pretoria last night. Read more

GreenCape and Wesgro are recruiting for a Green Economy Investment and Finance Liaison

GreenCape and Wesgro are recruiting for a Green Economy Investment and Finance Liaison. Read more