Beyond Border Farming of Water-Intensive Crops
Economy, Domestic Economy

Beyond Border Farming of Water-Intensive Crops

The government plans to implement the “Farming Beyond Borders Project” for cultivating water-intensive crops, according to vice president for executive affairs, Mohammad Shariatmadari.
“As part of the project, the government will buy or lease uncultivated land in developing countries for growing water-intensive crops,” Mehr News Agency quoted the official as saying.
He made the remarks during the inauguration of Aligudarz Dam in Lorestan Province last week.
Referring to water resource management as a key aspect of the government’s agenda, the vice president mentioned a number of measures adopted by the government to control water consumption.
“The agricultural sector accounts for more than 90% of Iran’s total water consumption against the average global consumption of 75% in the sector,” he said.
“To address this problem, the government plans to improve the cropping patterns and adopt modern irrigation techniques.”
Water Impact Index is another tool the government plans to use for water trade management, according to the official.
WII can help municipalities and industrialists plan long-term projects and better understand sustainable approaches to ensure lasting water supplies and healthy water ecosystems.
Shariatmadari further mentioned limiting the intrusion of saline water into freshwater aquifers as another policy pursued by the government.
He said the western Lorestan Province enjoys a favorable supply of water, observing that more than six million cubic meters of water have been stored in Aligudarz Dam since late March.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/kMreHq

You can also read ...

German firms, especially those without business links to the US, want to continue their Iran business.
While Germany’s big banks are studiously avoiding Iran-related...
New Rules Allow  Direct Forex Sale
Businesspeople that have validated their purchase orders are...
Iran is the world’s biggest saffron producer and accounts for more than 90% of the global production.
Iran Mercantile Exchange launched saffron futures trading for...
Iran Khodro Expanding Presence in Iraqi Market
Iran’s largest carmaker, Iran Khodro, is set to export 6,000...
Tesla Admits Model 3 Braking Issue, Promises Fix
Tesla Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk admitted on...
Uber Plans Taxi-Hailing  in Japan
Uber Technologies plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot...
Banking Amendments Approved
The Money and Credit Council approved the Central Bank of Iran...
Prices have been jacked up by car dealers and some makers by 6-22% only in the past few weeks.
Authorities are set to ratify new car prices for models...