Water

Water availability and the cost can be a challenge for farmers, especially in a water scares country such as South Africa. Therefore, water conservation is crucial for farmers to in cooperate in their practices ranging from mulching to covering of fields. Water harvesting is another technology that can help in saving costs, but also protects the environment. A rainwater catchment taking water from a roof and storing it in a tank, connected to a drip irrigation can be successful to help conserving water. UJ-PEETS has successfully installed water harvesting systems and drip irrigations for small-scale farmers.