On the eve of the celebration of Women’s Day 2021, Minister Ivan Meyer wish to pay tribute to the Cape Women Agricultural Association.
Commonly known as the VLV (Vroue-Landbouvereniging), this women’s organization offers its members opportunities for personal growth, personal advancement, and community service.
Women empowering themselves, other women and agri-workers over decades bear testimony to the VLV’s commitment to building healthy relationships in the agricultural sector in South Africa.
“The charitable work done during the drought and the current pandemic has gone largely unnoticed.
The distribution of pampering boxes which has been a source of support and inspiration to women living in drought-stricken parts of the Western Cape has been extended to health workers fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
Several members are also involved in various farming activities where they assist with administration, bookkeeping, marketing, transportation, supervision and payment of salaries to workers.
The VLV’s latest initiative to actively plant indigenous plants is welcomed as the restoration of our ecological infrastructure supports agriculture’s initiatives to mitigate the impact of climate change by introducing climate-proof practices in farming operations.”