Efficient water management
the development, testing and evaluation of irrigation equipment in
world-class laboratories, in-field evaluations of irrigation systems,
improvement of existing designs, practices and established irrigation
methods as well as the rehabilitation of irrigation schemes.
Natural resource conservation
and the development of technology related to soil conservation
structures, techniques and systems, environmental auditing and mine
rehabilitation, design and rehabilitation of dams and subsurface
drainage, water run-off control planning and soil conservation
the testing of tractor engine performance, research and development of
implements, development of mechanization systems, mechanization planning
regarding the use of suitable equipment, systems and techniques.
Farm structures and facilities
the designing, testing and development of farm structures, stores,
workshops, labour housing and appropriate animal housing/ handling
facilities, climate controlled plant production structures as well as
facilities for aquaculture development.
On farm processing
the development and evaluation of new methods and equipment as well as
engineering design and advice on aspects such as produce storage,
cooling, drying and handling facilities.
A variety of publications and manuals are
available to assist on decision making for on-farm practices. For more