Rainwater Harvesting: Essential to Feed the World

Whether it’s bread, meat, milk or fruit, whatever we eat demands water.
jojo water tanksThe Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that we need to increase agricultural production globally by 70% to feed the projected 9 billion people expected on the planet by 2050.

But given the current global food crisis, boosting agricultural production will certainly increase water stress.

Rainwater harvesting is seen as “non-technological”, unpredictable and vulnerable to climate hazards.  Yet, agriculture depends on rainfall: on average it accounts for 85% of agricultural water usage.  So harvesting and conserving rainwater is key to boosting crop yields.

Good water management in agriculture should therefore not only be about investing in hi-tech drip or pumping systems; it should also consider efficient rainwater harvesting, management, conservation, storage and resourceful use to reduce water stress and increase agricultural production.

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Rainwater harvesting in urban areas not only saves homeowners and businesses money on their water bills, it has other environmental benefits, apart from the obvious water conservation benefits.  Rain water harvesting and diverting the rain water to water tanks reduces runoff over pavements, yards and roads; this stormwater usually ends up in local waterways and can carry a wide range of pollutants from oil, herbicides and other chemicals, thus being a major source of pollution to streams and rivers.  The effect of large amounts of stormwater in short periods of time results in stream bank erosion and heavy silt deposits. 

Rainwater stored in water tanks or rainwater tanks is also becoming a necessity in some parts of South Africa where local municipalities are failing to supply adequate, clean supplies of water to residents.  Choose a rainwater tank or water tank carefully; JoJo Tanks manufacture high quality water tanks that have a food-grade lining approved by the FDA.  Click on the links below to find your ideal JoJo water tank, JoJo rainwater tank, JoJo tank stand or other JoJo Tanks product.

JoJo Tanks South Africa offer a wide range of plastic water tanks and chemical tanks to suit every household, business or agricultural need, including silo tanks and silo tank stands.  See JoJo Tanks VERTICAL TANKS, HORIZONTAL TANKS (transporter tanks), STEEL TANK STANDS and OTHER JOJO PRODUCTS. Also see JoJo Tanks’ NEW 6000 LITRE UNDERGROUND TANKS. Also see our FAQ and WATER TANK PRICES.

JoJo’s superior polyethylene plastic water tanks and steel water tank stands make JoJo Tanks the leaders in plastic water tank technology and the quality, affordability and guarantee on these water tanks make JoJo products the best choice in South Africa.  JoJo’s water tanks and chemical tanks come standard with a number of features that are often lacking on cheaper/inferior plastic tanks made by other companies in South Africa.

We are authorised JoJo Tanks dealers in South Africa and dispatch orders directly from JoJo Tank depots to save on transport costs. Full range of JoJo Tanks products and JoJo water tanks for sale.  CONTACT US for a quote on the right JoJo water tank or other JoJo product for you.  Special discounts are available on multiple orders of chemical tanks and water tanks and to our commercial and government customers.


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