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South African maize production : mitigating environmental impacts through solar powered irrigation

  title={South African maize production : mitigating environmental impacts through solar powered irrigation},
  author={Sarah Wettstein and Deborah Scharfy and C{\'e}dric Berli and Harro von Blottnitz and Matthias Stucki},
Agriculture is among the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Clean technologies, such as renewable energies, have the potential to significantly reduce these environmental repercussions of agriculture. Countries like South Africa have a coal intensive electricity mix, as well as high solar irradiation and a dry climate which is why agricultural crops are produced under fossil energy intensive irrigation. At the same time, the high solar irradiation could be used for the… 
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