Everyone needs it, yet the world has limited freshwater.  It must be protected and treated as a valuable asset.  Sustainable water usage is one of the primary consideration on every venture that FDC-TX becomes involved in.

IRRIGATION AGRICULTURE:  Consumes 70% of the sweet water used the world over. Over 50% of the world’s food production requires irrigation, with the demands for irrigation increasing daily as pressure is applied for increased food and fiber production.

RAIN-FED AGRICULTURE:  Is another source of improving the food security for many nations.

  • Most food for poor communities in developing countries is produced by Rain-fed agriculture  
  • Rain-fed agriculture will continue to produce the bulk of the world’s food (60% of the world grains)
  • Small investments for supplemental irrigation and modern techniques, management and technology can double water production and yields in small scale Rain-fed agriculture
  • The potential for improving water productivity is high in smallholders Rain-fed agriculture with expected 20% water savings possible over the next decade
  • FDC-Texas offers methods of improving production in the Rain-fed agriculture community

DRAINAGE:  Improper irrigation and lack of drainage can result in soil destroying salts. Over 25% of the world’s irrigated lands are facing reductions in yields and soil quality due to increased salinity and poor drainage.

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By utilizing state-of-the-art “Irrigation and Drainage Technologies”:

  1. Improve the Economical Productivity of Water — more crop per drop
  2. Reduce Water Loses to Evaporation & Seepage — modernization of dated systems
  3. Utilize Alternate Crops and Cultivation Methods — extends limited water sources
  4. Engineer Irrigation Practices & Drainage Systems — enables farmers to gain higher production with the same water usage
  5. Capture & Reuse Fresh Water — save water before it flows into “salt sinks” such as salty water bodies or evaporating salt beds
  6. Apply Cost & Return Rules — economics of crops being produced, verses water consumed
  7. Water Conservation Education & Training — water saving techniques for small local farmers and large production complexes, including distribution and conveyance systems

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