South Africa Citrus Industry Urges Improved Water Stewardship

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The latest development in pursuing sustainable water use in South Africa has come from the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA), which announced to growers recently that it has put together a number of bulletins addressing key areas highlighting good practice pathways. “Through strategic planning sessions and the day-to-day interaction with CGA members the topic of water has emerged as a key issue facing many citrus growers,” said Justin Chadwick, chief executive of the CGA. “This is not simply about having sufficient quantities of water, but having access to good quality freshwater for citrus production on a sustainable basis," he explained. "CGA has put together five bulletins that address key areas relating to water and which highlight good practice pathways."

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