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KSA's

(KSA 4) Water Utilisation in Agriculture  

THRUST 2: Water Utilisation For Fuelwood And Timber Production

Scope

The direction and driving force for research activities and outputs are determined by the strategic focus to improve the knowledge of the processes of production of trees in woodlands, plantation forestry and trees planted in combination with food and forage crops.

In catchment areas where trees are a prominent feature of land use, runoff and deep percolation of water can be reduced. Management of these so-called streamflow reduction activities necessitates an understanding of the water use by trees and the competitive or complementary relationship of water use by trees and water use by staple food and forage crops. Due to research specialisation, separate attention is given in this programme to increase the efficiency of water use by trees in woodlands and plantations for fuel-wood and timber production.

This thrust includes one programme:

  • Water-efficient production methods and systems in agro-forestry, woodlands and forestry plantations  

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