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AGRICULTURE TO BE DONE BY WATER, TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE CONSUMPTION!

‘Agriculture by water’ will be done, excessive water consumption will be prevented…

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli stated that more emphasis will be given to the modernisation of irrigation systems and “agriculture by water” will be carried out,

Bekir Pakdemirli

Pakdemirli said, “We have accelerated the works for the dissemination of modern irrigation methods that save water.”

According to the statement made by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, water use in agriculture is being rearranged in order to reduce the negative effects of climate change and drought.

The ministry, which determined the basins with insufficient groundwater and water constraints, took measures to spread the plants with low water consumption instead of crops such as corn with high water consumption.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, whose views were included in the statement, underlined that new support and methods in agricultural irrigation were proposed in the working group meetings held within the scope of the 1st Water Council.

Emphasizing that “agriculture will be based on water” by focusing on the modernization of irrigation systems, Pakdemirli explained:

“Taking into account climate change and drought conditions, we have accelerated our efforts to promote water-saving modern irrigation systems and methods. Support models are being created to reduce groundwater use and increase the production of plants that consume less water. It is necessary to avoid. Crops that are suitable for the climatic conditions of the regions and consume less water will be encouraged.”

Technology and innovation priority…

Noting that they continue to take measures to save irrigation water, Pakdemirli added, “With the completion of important infrastructure works in terms of irrigation, such as the fulfillment of in-field development services and the transition to closed irrigation systems, a very high level of savings will be achieved in irrigation water.”

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