MEVKA Will Discuss the Subject of "Resource Efficiency in Agriculture-Drought, Effective Water Management and Smart Agriculture"
Mevlana Development Agency, which continues its activities under the coordination of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, continues to inform SMEs, public institutions and non-governmental organizations in TR 52 Konya and Karaman Region on various issues during the pandemic process.
In the statement made by the agency; "Today; Drought, which is one of the biggest problems we encounter on a global scale, affects every stage of our lives, including physical and natural environment, urban life, development and economy, technology, agriculture and food, clean water and health.
Climate change causes increased water scarcity and drought in many parts of the world. The water scarcity problem is at the center of sustainable development. It is estimated that our country is among the risk group countries in terms of the possible effects of global warming, and especially the Central Anatolia region will be affected more by climate change in the future. The fact that we will have to use our natural resources more wisely as time goes on is undeniable.
Usable water resources in the world are decreasing. The biggest user of fresh water resources is the agricultural sector. Therefore, increasing the efficiency of water used in agriculture has become a necessity. It is inevitable to work on making water use in agriculture more efficient, productive, equitable and environmentally friendly. In our country where drought has come to the fore in recent years, economical use of available water requires the use of smart agricultural technologies. The use of advanced technology in agriculture is one of the most emphasized issues in our country as in the world. Technology continues to be an integrated part of the agricultural sector.
With agricultural tools and fields equipped with digital sensors, the farmers will be able to make their work easier by showing how much and what kind of fertilizers should be put in which areas, weather conditions, minerals and irrigation, soil condition, estimated harvest time in detail and It is aimed to maximize the efficiency compared to traditional methods.
Workload and cost are also reduced thanks to machines working synchronized with each other. These studies will minimize the negative effects and risks of climate change on agriculture and contribute to the sustainable use of arable land and water resources. Thanks to many smart systems produced for agriculture, natural resources will not be used more than necessary and costs will be reduced. As such, more profit will be gained from the products produced, and the environment will not be harmed. The agriculture and food sector has become one of the most strategic sectors today and in the upcoming period. Making this sector sustainable will be possible through practices that will minimize the effects of climate change, and sustainable use and management of our natural resources.