EghtesadOnline: Water issues (including scarcity of drinking water, poor infrastructure, floods and droughts) are crucial in developing nations like Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Saffron harvest season has begun and production is estimated to reach 350 tons this year, the deputy head of Iran National Saffron Council.
EghtesadOnline: In the wake of severe drought affecting 334 cities with a combined population of 37 million over the past two years, the administration has allocated $237 million to undertake 195 water projects in small towns and villages.
EghtesadOnline: More people are facing food shortages because of violence across the Middle East and Africa, and crop destruction from unexpected weather patterns caused by El Nino.
EghtesadOnline: Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is expanding dryland farming as a lingering drought is forcing the country to use its resources more prudently and cast off deep-seated wasteful ways.