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Biodiversity

African Environment Ministers commit to address environmental crises

At the 17th Ordinary session of the AMCEN all 54 African countries have committed to addressing the key environmental challenges of climate change, land degradation, ...
Drought

South Africa’s real water crisis: not understanding what’s needed

A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa’s Northern and Eastern Cape provinces has seen a number of small towns threatened by total water supply failures and livestock ...
Aquaculture

Aquaculture Extension and Outreach Services in Africa

An aquaculture extension service offers technical advice on aquaculture to farmers and supplies them with the necessary inputs and services to support their agricultural production. ...
Aquaculture

New technology and innovation in aquaculture and offshore cage farming

Technology can be most broadly defined as the entities, both material and immaterial, created by the application of mental and physical effort in order to ...
Water related challenges

Water-related Challenges of the 21st Century

Water gives life and is crucial to development all over the world. It waters the fields; nurtures the crops and stock; provides recreation; it supports ...
Science can double the solar dividend

Science can double the solar dividend

Researchers have found three new ways to double the solar dividend, making the sun work harder and deliver more to the renewable economy. A new, ...
Reenvalvooruitsigte

Reënvalvooruitsigte vir 2019/20

Alhoewel bo-gemiddelde reën teen die einde van die 2018/19-somerseisoen oor die sentrale tot oostelike dele van die land voorgekom het, duur die droogte intens voort ...
Water smart irrigation

Water Smart Irrigation:

A requirement for sustainable agriculture in the water value-chain Water, especially in irrigated agriculture, poses one of the most vital sustainable development challenges of our ...
FArmers prepare for climate change

How to help farmers prepare for climate change

Floods as well as droughts and heatwaves are increasing and will continue to do so in Africa and South Asia. Farmers and governments need to adapt to this changing climate regime. ...
SAB municipality collaboration release water

SAB and municipality collaboration release more water

Working in collaboration with local municipalities in Cape Town and Tshwane, SAB has managed to help provide a total 4.4-billion litres of additional water per ...
Fish management

Fish management in an aquaponics system

When growing fish in your aquaponics system, it is important to maintain good water quality. As an aquaponics grower you have the responsibility to keep ...
Solar pumps

Solar pumps for the future

The use of solar borehole pumps is common all over South Africa and solar pumps for the future is a given. Famers have been using ...
Rainfall

Scientists split on SA’s winter and summer rainfall zones

South Africa is among a handful of countries that experience winter rainfall in some areas and summer rainfall in others, but scientists are split on ...
Farming for a drier future

Agricultural water file: Farming for a drier future

The agricultural sector remains particularly vulnerable to water risks and a changing climate. This article investigates  farming for a drier future by building resilience in ...
Water flow dynamics

Water Flow Dynamics in Aquaponics Systems

Masaru Emoto (22 July 1943 – 17 October 2014) was a Japanese author and entrepreneur who said that human consciousness influences the molecular structure of ...
Drinking water

Salt-free drinkable water comes at a cost

Two thirds of the world worries about water for at least a month annually. One successful source of salt-free drinkable water leaves a bitter aftertaste. ...
Water pivot irrigation

Agri Western Cape relieved that water restrictions have been lifted

Agri Western Cape is relieved that agriculture’s water restrictions have been lifted to 10%. This will help the sector a great deal with recovering from ...
Duckweed as tilapia feed

The potential of duckweed as feed source in tilapia production

Using fish feeds in aquaculture (sometimes referred to as artificial or aqua feeds) generally increases productivity. Feeds usually constitute the most important operating cost for ...
Theewaterskloof dam drought

Climate change apocalypse

More heatwaves and very hot days, bringing further drought to southern and North Africa. Crop yield and livestock production hammered. That’s the grim outlook sketched ...
Climate change

US bekyk klimaat-slim landbou

Droogte en ‘n toename in waterrisiko’s is die nuwe werklikheid vir Afrika. Talle produsente en rolspelers in die landbousektor het reeds hierby begin aanpas en ...
Nanobubbles

Nanobubble technology in aquaculture production systems

The metabolic rates of fish can be severely affected by the concentration of oxygen in a rearing environment. Suppressed dissolved oxygen levels leads to decreased ...
Floating islands

Floating Wetlands: creating habitat and clearing water

Small steps to making a big difference The term “floating wetlands” might at first conjure up an image of large swathes of dense papyrus reeds ...

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