agriculture irrigation system News

  • How much water is used for irrigation in European agriculture?

    Agriculture plays a large role in the management of water in the EU. However, there is little consistent information on water use in irrigation. New EU supported research has estimated how much water is used for irrigation in European countries, providing a framework to analyse agricultural pressures on water quantity. Water scarcity is an increasing problem in the EU and the situation is ...

  • Saudi Arabia captured by Dacom irrigation management system

    In Saudi Arabia drastic measures are needed to reduce the water usage by the agricultural sector. The Ministry of Agriculture has set itself the task to decrease the water consumption from 17 to 5 billion mᶟ. Since 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture has dedicated Dacom to a project to monitor the soil moisture at various arable farmers throughout Saudi Arabia. To this, Dacom advices both the ...


    By Dacom

  • ADB assisting Bangladesh in improving irrigation systems

    US$750,000 grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will assist Bangladesh in implementing a planned multi-million loan project in 2010 that will improve irrigation services and further enhance the country's water sector as a whole. The grant, which was approved by ADB's Board of Directors, will assess existing irrigation systems' operations and maintenance planning, as well as their financing ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Treated wastewater irrigation use

    An article in Water Asset Management International examines economic, social and environmental factors which could be considered in an integrated way to evaluate the treated municipal wastewater reuse procedure for irrigation purposes in Greece. Water scarcity and deterioration in the quality of water resources in ...

  • Cornell Pump at the 2014 Irrigation Show

    Talk to the Factory Experts from Cornell Pump at the 2104 Irrigation Show in Phoenix, Arizona. Cornell will be exhibiting in booth 1909 through November 20th. See the latest in our agricultural line, including the EDGE booster pump and our high-efficiency, dependable STX self-priming pumps. Learn about Cornell advantages such as our Cycloseal sealing system and Redi-Prime ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Australian farmers to lose irrigation water

    Farmers would lose more than a third of irrigation water in Australia’s major food bowl, the Murray-Darling, under a plan released on Friday to restore ailing rivers, posing a new headache for the Labor minority government. Farmers and irrigators have warned of farm closures, massive job losses and higher food prices. The move could also see the value of cotton production cut by 25% ...

  • Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

    The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) is presenting itself to the outside world as ‘the world's award-winning sustainable agriculture event’. With 40 ministerial delegations and numerous top figures from the agrifood world, this trade fair and conference is guaranteed to feature many innovations in a wide range of fields. As an innovation partner, Wageningen UR is ...

  • Agricultural technologies must be `appropriate`

    How an agricultural technology is generated and where it comes from — be it through local efforts or global centres —  are not as important for development as whether the product is appropriate, says development expert, Sara Delaney. 'An appropriate technology is accessible, affordable, easy-to-use and maintain, effective — and most importantly, it serves a real need', says Delaney. A ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • OECD reviews Israeli agriculture

    The OECD"s first Review of Agricultural Policies in Israel says government support to farmers accounts for 17% of total farm receipts, below both its 24% share in the mid 1990s and the current OECD average of 23%. However, high border protection for a number of agricultural commodities is keeping domestic prices above international market levels. Recent reforms in Israel have substantially ...

  • Agriculture to 2050 – the challenges ahead

    Agriculture must become more productive if it is to feed a much larger world population while responding to the daunting environmental challenges ahead, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said here today. Opening a two-day High-Level Expert Forum on How to Feed the World in 2050 Diouf told the 300 delegates that over the next 40 years: 'The combined effect of population growth, strong income ...

  • NRG Powers 20 Schools and Irrigation System in Haiti with Solar Energy

    NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) today announced the successful completion of its “The Sun Lights the Way”project in the Boucan Carré region of Haiti. The program entailed the installation of solar electric systems at 20 schools, a fish farm and a drip irrigation system supporting agricultural production throughout Haiti’s Central Plateau region, through collaboration with ...


    By NRG Energy, Inc.

  • Japan & ADB to help Viet Nam improve water management and irrigation systems

    Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are helping Viet Nam improve its water management and modernize its irrigation systems. The Japan Special Fund, through ADB, will provide a $1 million grant to help design a project to upgrade the quality of water-related public services and improve the management of Viet Nam’s water resources used for irrigation. For its part, Viet Nam will contribute ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Irrigation with treated waste water: A growing fact

    There is a serious problem of lack of water worldwide, so much in quantity as in quality, due to different facts as low rainfall, high evaporation or the increase in the demand of water for different uses. This fact is favouring the search and use of non-conventional sources of water, which guarantee the continuous availability of water to its use in agriculture and landscaping. The use of the ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Global irrigated area at record levels, but expansion slowing

    In 2009, the most recent year for which global data are available from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 311 million hectares in the world was equipped for irrigation but only 84 percent of that area was actually being irrigated, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Adapting agricultural water to climate change

    This policy brief, published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), examines the relationship between climate change, water and food security and outlines potential adaptation strategies and policy priorities for developing countries. Agriculture in developing countries is already under pressure from growing populations, industrialisation and environmental degradation. Climate change is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Irrigation key for Africa’s food security – Diouf

    Water management is 'a key element' in food security, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf told a ministerial conference on Water for Agriculture and Energy in Africa: the Challenges of Climate Change which opened this week. The conference is organized by FAO, as the Chair of UN Water, together with the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Government and in collaboration with stakeholders including the African ...

  • Bringing Tire Technology to the Agriculture Industry

    TPMS is an acronym that in the last decade has risen from a basically unknown term to a household name. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the mass majority really understands what TPMS means, how the technology works, and the benefits it can provide to users. Possibly even more unknown is the wide-use applications that TPMS can be utilized on to add those benefits; including uses in the ...


  • BBI South Dealer Spotlight: Sussex Irrigation

    Sussex Irrigation, headquartered in the central Delaware town of Laurel, is BBI’s key dealer partner for the Eastern Shore region of northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. David Brown, the company’s owner, has built a solid business in delivering Zimmatic irrigation systems to Eastern Shore farmers, offering high levels of precision in ...

  • On horizon 2050 - billions needed for agriculture

    Net investments of $83 billion a year must be made in agriculture in developing countries if there is to be enough food to feed 9.1 billion people in 2050, according to an FAO discussion paper published today.  Agricultural investment thus needs to increase by about 50 percent, according to the paper prepared for the High Level Experts’ Forum on How to Feed the World in 2050, Rome 12-13 ...

  • Does pasture irrigation increase groundwater contamination?

    Concern about microbial contamination of groundwater from foraging dairy cows has increased as spray irrigation practices in New Zealand have increased over the years. Bacteria capable of living in both animals and humans are commonly found in cow manure. Addressing the lack of research on the topic, a team of New Zealand researchers studied the transport of microbes from two spray irrigated ...

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