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.
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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