Israeli Water Irrigation Systems Are Helping India And Africa Grow Food With Less Water

Picture Credit Agriculture in Israel Apr 13, 2017, A drive down Israel's countryside is an eye-opener. Lush agriculture fields nestle amid the desert that covers...
Picture Credit Agriculture in Israel Apr 13, 2017, A drive down Israel's countryside is an eye-opener. Lush agriculture fields nestle amid the desert that covers at least 60%of the country. But, slowly, the harsh terrain is giving way to fields. This is a remarkable feat, considering that the country, tiny though, gets just 300mm average rainfall every year. India is now taking lessons from Israel, a path breaker in water conservation methods that are being borrowed by bigger and developed nations. Micro or drip irrigation is ushering in a green revolution in Israel. Water is always in constant demand in...