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2006 SYMPOSIUM The Changing Face of Irrigation in Southern Africa

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					  Some Information about the Face Shown by
                  SANCID
 Represents ICID in South Africa

 Members
    •   DoA, DWAF, ARC, WRC
    •   AgriSA, NAFU
    •   SABI, SAAWUA
    •   Learned Societies

 Objectives

 Activities
    •   ICID Congresses
    •   ICID Working Groups
    •   SANCID Symposium
    •   SANCID Lecture
    •   Ad hoc Workshops
    •   Publications in ICID Journal

 Achievements

 Website: www.sancid.org.za
        Face of Irrigation in Southern Africa
 Outward showing features
 Expression of emotions
  Features:             Expressions:
  • Farmers             • Purpose
  • Services            • Expectation
  • Technology          • Creativity
  • Crops               • Competition
  • Soil                • Dependency
  • Water               • Conservation
  • Storage             • Exploitation
  • Topography          • Excellence
  • Weather             • Complacency

 Key difference in potential
  • Land                • Survival
  • South Africa and sub-Saharan countries


 UN-Human Development Index
  • Progress measured by quality of life – The Human Face
       Change Over Time - Young or Old Face?

 Expansionary phase started in 1875
 Mature phase reached late 1970’s
   •   High and increasing demand for water
   •   Condition of dams and canals requires repair or replacement
   •   Intense competition for use of water
   •   External impacts on environment
   -   A Maturing Face
               Response to Change –
             Face Lift or Mental Healing?

       Drainage
       Rehabilitation
       Revitalisation
       Experiential learning
       Capacity building
- All are essential!
    Change – Facial Transformation and
              Development

 External interventions    Internal commitment

• Climate change           • Rejuvenating rural areas
• Market volatility        • Creating opportunities
• Policy reform            • Building trust
• BEE and mainstreaming    • Integrating value chains
• NEPAD and CAADP          • Strengthening support services
    Incentives - Looking Forward to Face the
                     Future
 Obtaining and taking ownership
 Farmers and farmer groups
   • Individual enterprise
   • Incremental improvement
 Professionals and organisations
   • Research and technology exchange
   • Training and extension
 Challenges and opportunities for all in service of better
  agricultural water management



                               “If we don’t fix the skills mismatch,
                                         we will all sink”
                                       Minister Trevor Manual,
                                              26/10/06

				
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