Welcome to SABI
Don’t miss the African irrigation event of 2013!
SABI, 20-22 August, Khaya iBhubesi (near Parys), Free State, South Africa
Farming Into the Future with Effective Irrigation Water Use
SABI mag June July 2013 edition
- Irrigation in Africa – a R4m irrigation project in Mozambique takes off
- Agriculture and mining – the competition for land and water continues.
- Converting an old bowling green to a sustainable urban farm in Cape Town, the face of future city farms?
- And your favourite technical series continues, with a look at VSDs.
- Latest news on water conservation issues.
Your guarantee for appropriate irrigation technology
SABI, the South African Irrigation Institute strives to provide better irrigation standards and norms in ensuring the optimal use of irrigation water, as a scarce natural resource.
SABI has more than 450 members that include inter alia designers, engineers, soil scientists, crop experts, economists and irrigation farmers.
Furthermore, there are more than 50 company members, which represent mainly manufacturers and suppliers of irrigation equipment.
SABI is a learned society which operates on a national basis with branches countrywide. Branch meetings are held at least three times a year in the various regions where irrigation matters and actual subjects are handled and discussed by experts.
SABI further has a magazine, where various aspects on irrigation are covered by experts that regularly publish articles and information in the magazine. The magazine is multilingual and contains articles covering the entire irrigation field.
SABI regularly presents irrigation courses in co-operation with the private sector, universities, research organisations and agricultural colleges. Company members provide training on practical aspects of irrigation, such as installation, maintenance and management of irrigation systems.
Because SABI is in close contact with various role players in the irrigation industry, they launch investigations on relevant irrigation matters and take various initiatives in co-operation with them.
Norms for the designing of irrigation systems are provided to assist designers in making sensible decisions during the design process. These norms enable irrigators to evaluate their systems and to manage it properly.