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Investments in agro-irrigation system resilience for better water resource management

What is the goal of the investment?

Render water available for irrigation in a more constant manner, increasing the resiliency of the agroecosystem to the climate changes and periods of drought. Through the conversion of a third of the current irrigation systems to other more efficient systems that utilize innovative technologies, we envisage not only improving water resources and reducing waste but hindering the illegal extraction of water from the rural areas

Total investment cost 880 million
  • Youth
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
Additional details

Continuous water crises, due to climate changes, scarcity and unequal distribution of resources, have severe negative impacts on agricultural production, especially in areas where constant irrigation is a necessary practice and an essential need.  Infrastructure investments on the proposed irrigation networks and systems will allow for greater and more consistent availability of water for irrigation, increasing the resilience of the agroecosystem to drought events and emergencies. The installation of metres and remote control systems for long distance metering and tracking, both on collective networks and for private uses, will also be funded. Renewable floating solutions for basins will also be considered. The objective is to provide approximately one third of agricultural areas with more efficient irrigation (currently we are at 8%).

What are the benefits?

  • Improve management of water resources for the agricultural system
  • More efficient, digitized and controlled field irrigation
  • Better crops, with a direct impact on companies in that sector and on their work
  • Hinder the legal extraction of water

Key steps and Expenses envisaged

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