New Irrigation Method Offer Relief for Drought-Hit Syrian Farmers

Drip irrigation systems have helped Syrian farmers secure productive yields despite pervasive drought, the United Nations said. The irrigation method, according to UPI, decreases water loss due to overflow. With the use of drip irrigation, harvests have increased by 60 percent from 2009.

“It’s quite simple,” according to Ali Zein, who oversees a drip irrigation project in Fraytan. “Because there is more water farmers can, for example, replant twice in one year.”

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.