Wine industry support to save water
Following the prolonged drought, Vinpro has collaborated with the Wine Industry Network for Expertise and Technology (Winetech) on projects that will help the industry to monitor and manage water more efficiently. These include remote sensing and a water footprint assessment tools.
The industry bodies note that it is imperative that the industry make informed decisions regarding the suitability of specific areas for agriculture in the Western Cape in the context of global climate change, also taking economic pressures and future limited water supplies into account.
Despite major losses during the drought, there has been a marked increase in FDI into SA's wine industry. SA is the eight largest exporter of wine globally.
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