Our Olifants News

Can organic farming improve food security for SA's poor communities?

2017-01-30

​14 million South Africans do not have access to regular food supply, and seven million are chronically hungry despite South Africa producing enough food to feed its 53 million citizens. Produce crop yields that can provide food and income to families, require soils containing plenty of minerals and water. While…

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Sustainable farming is water smart farming

2017-01-30

It's no secret South Africa's water resources are indeed limited and scarce. Water scarcity is one of the most crucial challenges we face as a country, and as the local population continues to grow, so are our water related problems expected to rise.

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Time to act on water scarcity

2017-01-30

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva receiving the final communique of the GFFA 2017 on behalf of FAO and UN Water from German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt.

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Saving water the digital way

2017-01-27

Saving water is a new mobile phone application currently under development at the I-CAN Centre, which will notify users of water consumption issues and encourage them to be more conscientious about saving water.

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Water usage warning

2017-01-06

The city of Cape Town has threatened a blanket ban on the watering of gardens unless residents reduce their water usage even further.

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Water Pollution Facts

2016-11-02

Water is the greatest gift of nature. Humans have exploited this natural resource to a level where controlling water pollution is impossible. Here are some important reasons why water is considered as a precious natural resource. The misuse of this can cause damaging consequences and a threat to human life.…

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Did you know

1. The Olifants River is approximately 560 kilometres in length.

2. Our Olifants is polluted