The sweet potato is a tropical plant. It needs a lot of warmth and water. Belgian summers get hotter every year but water remains scarce. As the water level reaches a critical level, farmers are often forced to stop irrigating. We implemented drip irrigation so we can use the water as efficiently as possible. We only give drops of water where needed. Such a drip irrigation system is already installed during the planting process. It’s a fairly big investment at the beginning of the cultivation, but you manage the water in a clever way and it’s easy to use. Besides, did you know you could save up to 80% of water consumption thanks to drip irrigation?