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

GreenCape wins award at Stand Bank Top Women Awards

GreenCape was awarded the Top Gender Empowered Company in the Energy and Utilities sector at the prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards last night at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Read more

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


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