Global Perspective: Key Water Challenges and Solutions
Irrigated agriculture represents about 20 percent of total cultivated land. But those acres grow 40 percent of the food produced worldwide, according to statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Irrigation and agriculture use a larger percentage of global freshwater resources than any other industry. As competition for water increases, agriculture must adapt to produce more with less. Check out a few examples of what this looks like around the world.