ECDC’s Phakamisa George and Mlamli Nodada share their insights on the areas that need to improve to support the budding agro-processing sector’s development in the Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape’s economy needs to diversify away from the automotive sector to improve chances of weathering economic storms. The agro-processing... Read more
ECDC unpacks the challenges of infrastructure in the province as its plans to diversify from the automotive sector. 06-12-2010 -ECDC’s Phakamisa George and Mlamli Nodada share their insights on the areas that need to improve to support the budding agro-processing sector’s development in the Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape’s... Read more
The Sunningdale dairy in the East London Industrial Development Zone’s (IDZ) launched yesterday is likely to act as a catalyst to attract more investors into the zone’s agro-processing cluster. The R130 million facility is the biggest agro-processing plant in the Eastern Cape. The East London IDZ recently welcomed Sunningdale... Read more
Eastern Cape positions itself as hazelnut hub
In a move that is likely to place the Eastern Cape at the forefront of hazelnut production in the African continent, global confectionery giant, the Ferrero Group, and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has launched a 24 hectare (ha) hazelnut pilot project in the Queenstown (known as Komani).... Read more
23-11-2010 – After more than 30 years, Ongeluksnek farmer Malefane Ramotsamai says farming is still is the heart of survival for his family. His farm Avondale Farm, in Matatiele, is now part of AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s maize project. “I have educated my children by selling maize and livestock. I have... Read more
Emerging farmers from area planted paprika which is used in the Robertson spices.                       23-11-2010 – A landmark agreement which will be signed tomorrow will see rural development agency AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s (EC) crops being used in leading food, home... Read more
The first harvest of cassava is due to take place in October this year The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is helping the Majola community of Port St John’s trial a new crop called Cassava, a root plant of Amazon origins and belonging to the sweet potato family. The... Read more
Matatiele farming community to celebrate successful first harvest
The Ongeluksnek community in Matatiele will receive its 10% share from its first harvest as part of AsgiSA Eastern Cape’s (EC) dry-land cropping programme on Thursday, 11 March 2010. The community will also be signing a social charter which will formalise relationships between the AsgiSA EC, farmers, government and... Read more
  Special purpose vehicle AsgiSA EC reached one of its key delivery milestones with the harvest of maize at key sites in the former Tranksei. Butterworth communities celebrated the first harvest of 900ha of maize and beans planted just over eight months ago through the AsgiSA EC programme. Harvests... Read more