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Western Cape Agriculture will host 2023 International Symposium in Irrigation of Horticultural Crops

The Western Cape Agriculture is set to host the International Symposium in Irrigation of Horticultural Crops in 2023. A group of approximately 120 international and South African irrigation and horticultural scientists will be welcomed to Stellenbosch on 29 January 2023, where they can attend a four-day symposium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study Conference Centre.

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has said the symposium will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the rich diversity of irrigated horticultural crop production in the Western Cape and South Africa. quoted Meyer as saying: “The Western Cape offers excellent local research on water use and measures to increase water use efficiency, modern irrigation technologies and practices, lessons learned from the 2015-2018 drought, and world-leading understanding of climate change risks and adaptation.”

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture will be the primary host of this prestigious symposium of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). Partners include the Southern African Society for Horticultural Science (SASHS), water research institutions, commodity organisations for fruit, wine and vegetables, and key role players in the private sector.

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