Israel-based agritech startup assists South African farmers reduce water usage
Helping South African farmers to reduce
their water usage
22 October 2020 | Ventureburn
The agritech startup has worked with several South African farmers to provide them
with the necessary tools to maintain a correct irrigation regime all year long, taking
into consideration ever-changing environmental conditions and their crop needs.
SupPlant explains how their agritech tool is aiding local farmers in South Africa.
“Using our system, farmers can manage their precious water resources correctly, prevent
plant stress, reduce fruit loss, improve production, and maximize their crop potential
year after year.”
The agritech startup claims that it has assisted South African farmers to reduce their
water usage by 37% in apple crops, increased the lemon crop yield by 60%, and an
increase in macadamia nuts by 21%.
With climate change drastically affecting weather patterns and introducing new
climatic conditions not experienced before, SupPlant provides accurate and real-time
reports and alerts to local farmers.