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Secretary Ross and Western Cape Minister of Agriculture strengthen agricultural collaboration

Western Cape Agricultural Minister Dr. Ivan Meyer with CDFA Secretary Karen Ross

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross welcomed Western Cape of South Africa agricultural minister Ivan Meyer today during his visit to California. Minister Meyer’s trip is dedicated to strengthen the existing collaboration between California and the Western Cape, and to further a recently-signed Memorandum of Understanding on climate concerns.

California and the Western Cape have committed to expanding exchanges of information as well as on-farm practices and technologies to support a robust and climate resilient agricultural sector. Additionally, the partners have committed to work collaboratively to further international engagement by sub-national governments on climate smart agricultural initiatives, with an emphasis on Mediterranean governmental entities.

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