Dr. Mphekgo Maila
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UMLINDI, ISSUE 2018-11, November 2018

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The Soil, Climate and Water business unit follows a holistic approach towards natural resources utilization and conservation. It therefore promotes and collaborates in multi-institutional, cross-sectoral, bilateral and multi-lateral research teams. Its researchers are trained and experienced in project management and planning, and in teamwork. This business unit has a proud history of successful formal agreements with national and international initiatives, and actively participates in formal ARC cooperation agreements with other countries. It hosts international and national symposia and is experienced in facilitating workshops and problem analysis.

The strength of the Soil, Climate and Water business unit lies in its multidisciplinary approach, scientific excellence, breadth and depth of scientific and technological skills, and in its capacity to draw on a wide range of key disciplines required to provide holistic, innovative solutions to clients with respect to sustainable land use, the conservation of the natural resources and environmental quality.

Soil, Climate and Water (SCW) is the oldest of the eleven campuses of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa. ARC-SCW was established in 1902 and celebrated its Centenary during 2002. This business unit functions under the ARC Core Business Division: Research and Innovation Systems. As reflected in its name, Soil, Climate and Water's mandate concerns the sustainable and integrated use and management of the natural resources soil, climate and water.

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