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Urban rain celebrated, but what about the agri sector?


Urban rain celebrated, but what about the agri sector?

Farmlands use two-thirds of water but they have become less of a priority, say experts

Senior science reporter

Cape Town’s cold snap is likely to continue for some time yet, with rain predicted for later in the week.

Such wet days are celebrated by a province still reeling from the drought and the threat of day zero.

But, experts have warned, high rainfall in the urban areas should not distract from the realities of the long-term drought in the agri sector which has seen lower rainfall and which is often ignored by the community at large yet can have a knock-on effect on the economy...

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