ARC-ISCW promotes sustainable use and management of the agricultural natural resources through research, technology development and technology transfer under the following four focus areas or R & D Programmes:


Agrometeorology

This programme focuses on the use of weather and climate information and monitoring for the forecast and prediction of the weather elements that have direct relevance on agricultural planning and the protection of crop, forest and livestock. The Agro-Climate Network & Databank is maintained as a national asset.

For more information contact the Research Team Manager:
Dr. Mitsuru Tsubo
E-mail: TsuboM@arc.agric.za
Tel: +27 (0)12 310 2502

Soil Science

This programme focuses on soil as a natural resource: its formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological and fertility properties - which are linked to the sustainable use and management of soils. The Soil Information System is maintained as a national asset.

For more information contact the Acting Research Team Manager:
Dr. Garry Paterson

E-mail: Garry@arc.agric.za
Tel: +27 (0)12 310 2601

Geoinformation Science

This programme focuses on applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observation (EO)/Remote Sensing research and provides leadership in applied GIS products, solutions, and decision support systems for agriculture and natural resources management. The Coarse Resolution Satellite Image Archive and Information Database is maintained as a national asset.

For more information contact the Research Team Manager:
Dr. George Chirima
E-mail: ChirimaJ@arc.agric.za
Tel: +27 (0)12 310 2672

Water Science

This programme uses a holistic approach in research and technology development to promote efficient and productive use of water, as well as the improvement and protection of water quality, in order to contribute to sustainable agriculture, environmental quality and socio-economic well-being.

For more information contact the Research Team Manager:
Dr. Emmanuel Mwendera
E-mail: MwenderaE@arc.agric.za
Tel: +27 (0)12 310 2525

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