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01 June

Horn of Africa droughts: How a network of groundwater boreholes could help (with borehole equipment resources) Published: May 26, 2024  Author Bradley Hiller: Collaborator, Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge   Deep groundwater boreholes could help people who now dig their own shallow wells.  Simone Boccaccio/ SOPA Images/ LightRocket/ Getty Images    The Horn of […]

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30 December

ADC: UNLOCKING THE WEALTH OF AFRICA’S AGRICULTURE, PARTNERSHIP FOR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ON OFFER The Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) is a Cape Town-based firm specializing in agribusiness project identification, development, facilitation and management across the African continent. Hennie van der Merwe, the CEO, has the following to say about the company and its ventures: We firmly […]

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19 March

The Rotrix Africa Rainmaker travelling Irrigation units are the most versatile compact mobile irrigation systems on the market for export. The Rainmaker systems are ideally suited for small scale and commercial farming enterprises.

The units are packed and strapped onto pallets in pre-assembled kits ready for easy and simple transport to any destination via road or air transport. Once the units are delivered the farmer only has to follow the simple assembly instruction and within a couple of hours your new Rainmaker system is ready to be wheeled out to your lands to start irrigating your crops effectively and efficiently.

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28 December

Solar pumps improve irrigation options for farmers Rain-fed agriculture can be a high-risk venture, particularly with changing rainfall patterns and high-value crops such as fruits and vegetables. Irrigated cropland is twice as productive as rain-fed agriculture (World Development Report 2008), but many farmers do not have access to irrigation infrastructure, including a nearby water source […]

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13 December

Centre Pivot Irrigation Ideal In Water Scarce Environment  In a water scarce farming environment like often the reality in South Africa and many other parts of the African continent, water management for farmers is one of the most important aspects of their farming operations. Although certain parts of the continent traditionally receive abundant seasonal rainfall, […]

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25 January

Worldwide Pandemic Can’t Stop Irrigation Project by Grethe Bestbier, Agrico   All turnkey irrigation projects bring about their own challenges. A turnkey project executed during a global pandemic, even more so. An ongoing Agrico project located on Panda farm in Nigeria was initiated during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. From inaccessible roads and large electricity bills […]

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16 April

In a Water-Challenged World, Crop Breeders Must Do More Than Go with the Flow by CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB)     With water sources dwindling and harsher climate conditions on the rise, farmers in the developing world need both better crop varieties and improved water management practices. This World Water Day, Gustavo Teixeira, CGIAR Excellence in […]

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03 July

Agrico Offers Precise Irrigation, Effortlessly in Zambia By Salim Dawood, ProAgri Zambia   Time is money. If you irrigate hundreds of hectares, frequent trips to and from pivots to manually switch them on and off, change their direction or regulate their water application, can take a lot of costly time and effort.     Philip […]

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09 March

Cherry Irrigation Angola Opens Doors in Quibala and Makes Waves   Cherry Irrigation reports that the Angolan Independence Day, 11 November, saw Quibala in the Kuanza Sul province in a flurry of activity this year. The townsfolk were expecting a very important visitor, namely the country’s vice president, Bornito de Sousa.   Thousands of people […]

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