Tuesday, 21 September 2021 07:41 GMT

Turkey rearranges water use in agriculture to reduce effects of climate change, drought


(MENAFN)According to the country's forestry and agriculture minister, Turkey plans to modernize its irrigation systems and agriculture in line with the country’s water policy.

Bekir Pakdemirli further declared that water consumption in agriculture is being reorganized in a bid to decrease the negative effects of climate change and drought,.

The ministry applied measures that are based on insufficient groundwater and water constraints to encourage crops with low water consumption, replacing crops with high water consumption, such as corn.

Pakdemirli added that” taking into account climate change and drought conditions, we have accelerated our efforts to promote water-saving modern irrigation systems."


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