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The natural resources of the Western Cape must be managed in such a way as to ensure an environment that is conducive for both sustainable and viable agriculture production. Such an approach calls for the optimal use of soil, vegetation, climate, and application of land.
Technologies like Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Internet are crucial in accessing essential information and knowledge in this respect. Thereby insight is gained through viewing information on natural resources spatially.
The Institute for Resource Utilisation:
- Conducts research in the programmes of GIS, pedology and the state of agriculture.
- Has extensive GIS infrastructure and equipment.
- Plays a critical role in terms of the provision of information regarding crop estimates and the state of agriculture.
- Serves both commercial and emerging farmers with GIS and pedology services.
- Spatial analysis
Using GIS and other technologies for more information click here .
- Risk and potential assessment
Calculate or assess risk or resource potential for planners. (includes pedology - soil mapping, and climatology
- Knowledge management
Develop a centralised integrated knowledge pool of information to help end users or identify research gaps to be addressed.