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Posted by thaiga
 - December 16, 2020, 08:57:42 PM
Drip irrigation emerges to solve rice paddy problem
An Israeli company has developed a drip irrigation system for growing rice to replace the flooded paddies that have supplied the world with rice for generations but cause a surprising level of damage to the environment.

Rice is the staple food for more than half the global population, but its cultivation uses 30-40% of the world's freshwater and is responsible for 10% of manmade emissions of greenhouse gas methane, according to the UN-backed Sustainable Rice Platform.

full article  reuters.com