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Technology can aid farmers during SA’s water crisis


South African agricultural hubs within the Northern and Eastern Cape have seen a number of small town’s threatened by water supply failures, resulting in livestock and crop farmers facing financial ruin.

In other parts of the country, severe heatwaves and the late-onset of rain has caused agricultural supply to collapse while demand for these products only carries on growing in demand.

Agri SA has said the drought has affected more than 37% of SA’s rural communities with substantial negative effects on agricultural production. South African farmers are currently faced with the seemingly impossible challenge of coming up with solutions on how to effectively manage the little water they have available; this means that every drop of water needs to be perfectly calculated and used in order for farmers to ensure that they produce successful yields now and in the future.
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