Agri Western Cape had a simplex radio frequency registered with ICASA to empower farmers with a means of communication that is not dependent on power supply or cell phone reception. The system will allow farmers to call for help wherever they find themselves within the Western Cape. Although the system has its limitations and the environment will determine the range of communication, any high-frequency radio, regardless of brand or model, will be able to communicate with other farmers in the area on the registered channel. Agri Western Cape would like to encourage all farmers in the Western Cape to have the frequency installed on their radios, thereby establishing a strong online communication network where they can support each other in emergency situations.
Agri Western Cape Policy Committees
Rural Safety Policy Committee
Focuses on matters relating to the safety of farmers, farm workers and the rural community.
Natural Resources Policy Committee
Focuses on matters relating to producers’ needs for sustainable natural resources and its preservation.
Commercial Policy Committee
Focuses on all matters that influence the economic and profitable functioning of farms.
Transformation Policy Committee
Focuses on matters that may impact on agriculture and to see that transformation is sustainable and economically viable.
Communication and Image Building Policy Committee
Focuses on building a consistent, positive and high-impact media presence for the agricultural sector.
The need of Western Cape producers to manage their common interests by means of an organized structure, stretches as far back as 1807 when the first agricultural association was established. Over 200 years later, organized agriculture in the province is still standing strong.