EghtesadOnline: Water productivity in Iran stands at 4.1 kilograms of crop yields per one cubic meter of water consumption, while the global average is 5.2 kg Iran’s Agro Water Productivity 26 Percent Below World Average.
Water productivity in Iran’s agriculture sector is well below global average.
According to the spokesperson of Iran’s Water Industry affiliated with the Energy Ministry, the rate stands at 4.1 kilograms of crop yields per one cubic meter of water consumption.
“Plans were for the figure to reach 6.1 kilograms per each cubic meter of water by the end of the Sixth Five-Year Development Plan [March 2022], but we failed to reach that goal,” Firouz Qasemzadeh was also quoted as saying by IRIB News.
Iran's development plans outline government strategies for different sectors in its budget planning for five years.