To farm profitably, one needs a reliable and affordable water supply for irrigation. This is because water plays a crucial role in determining whether one will harvest losses or profits.
The water must be able to reach the crops in a cost-effective and sustainable way for one to make a profit.
Most farmers use electric, petrol or diesel-powered pumps to move water from sources such as rivers and boreholes into a tank or onto the farm directly.
Most of the time, the cost of pumping water goes up due to the fluctuating price of electricity and petrol or diesel.