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Gov’t Taking Baby Steps to Reduce Water Waste in Agriculture Sector

Gov’t Taking Baby Steps to Reduce Water Waste in Agriculture Sector Gov’t Taking Baby Steps to Reduce Water Waste in Agriculture Sector

Groundwater reserves are being depleted at an alarming rate because of poor management and excessive consumption in the agricultural sector.
Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati says “Regarding management, all relevant bodies should cooperate to prevent precious water from being wasted and help reduce consumption. Promoting modern technology and equipment for irrigation is crucial.”
Official data show 90% of the scarce water resources is used by the inefficient agro sector where unsustainable and wasteful farming practices are the norm for decades, maybe centuries. This is while the average global water use efficiency in the sector is 75%.

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