Assistance to farmers affected by drought and fires to be discussed
South Africa is facing one the worst droughts in history. Food security is at risk as well as the livelihood of farmers and their workers. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture will brief the Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture, on the assistance provided to farmers affected by the drought and recent fires.
There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs.
Time: 08:30 – 10:30
Date: 18 May 2016
Venue: Committee Room 2, 4th Floor, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town.
Enquiries: Hon Beverley Schäfer, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture, Cell 083 598 3676 or Email BSchafer@wcpp.gov.za or Zaheedah Adams, Committee Co-ordinator, Tel 021 487 1641 or Email email@example.com
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