Cherry Irrigation Namibia offers smart, effective irrigation solutions and strategies for local farmers
In 2019, Cherry Irrigation opened an operations base in Windhoek, headed up by Namibian-born Willem Mostert. While our company has been involved in assisting local growers and agriculturalists for many years, up until that point we had worked on a project-to project-basis, servicing clients from our head office in Grabouw, South Africa.
It’s been a watershed year for Cherry Irrigation, in every sense. We opened operating bases in both Namibia and Angola and have plans underway to assist local producers in these two countries…
“Every irrigation or fertigation system needs to be designed for a set of specific circumstances – there is no such thing as an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution,” says Cherry Irrigation director Charles Cherry.
Angolan Independence Day, 11 November, saw Quibala in the Kuanza Sul province in a flurry of activity this year. The townsfolk were expecting a very important visitor, namely the country’s vice president, Bornito de Sousa.
In a recent World Wildlife Fund report, it was estimated that a 50% production increase will be required to feed a global population of almost 10 billion people by 2050.
The South African blueberry industry is one of the fastest growing horticultural industries in the country. This niche sector has the potential to create many economic opportunities for farmers and exporters alike, as well as others in the agricultural value chain.
When you work in the agri-irrigation sector as we do, it makes sense to grow our business in the same way that we help our clients grow their crops. What does this mean in practice?
One of the principles that govern how we do business at Cherry Irrigation is a mandate we have set ourselves to continually seek out and embrace technological advances in agriculture.