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Optimising electricity and water use for sustainable irrigation farming
Expanded Title:The dependence of commercial agriculture on electricity as a source of energy to pump water will likely continue in future, even though electricity tariffs are rising. Following requests from industry, the WRC, with its research partners, initiated a research project to develop appropriate management approaches for reducing electricity cost, improve water use productivity and increase profitability of irrigation farming for selected irrigation areas in South Africa. A novel lifecycle conceptual approach and programming model was developed along with guidelines for farmer advisory services and irrigation system designers.
Date Published:18/06/2017
Document Type:Brief
Document Format:Article
Document File Type:pdf
Brief Type:Policy
Originator:WRC
Document Size:1 001 KB
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