To enable one of the world’s largest sugarcane growers to enjoy profitable and sustained growth.
Type: Open field
Size: 22,000 ha (11,349 ha with drip)
Back in 1997, when the Royal Sugarcane Swaziland Corporation needed to replant its ageing plantations, it made the decision to move to drip with Netafim. This began a 20-year partnership that has enabled the RSSC to increase its productivity year on year, expand its production capacity, and stay competitive by constantly staying up-to-date with the latest agronomic expertise and innovative technologies. RSSC’s has achieved consistent yields of 140 ton/ha, increased sucrose content, and been able to optimize its cost structure by minimizing water and fertilizer usage and moving to greater mechanization. Through close, on-going cooperation with the Netafim team, RSSC has succeeded in becoming more efficient and productive over time.
ton/ha of Consistent yields
Av. sucrose / ha
With its sub-surface irrigation system in place, the Netafim team provide on-going, onsite guidance, system optimization, best practices and training in new precision irrigation technologies and digital farming to ensure RSSC retains its competitive edge.