As it stands, Chile has a rain surplus compared to the previous year, but there is still a rain deficit compared to normal years. This means it is essential to continue working to improve the efficiency of water use through innovation. and the technification of irrigation.
"We needed to break these 10-15 years of drought. This front breaks the trend of low rainfall.” Blueberriesconsulting.com underlined that with these words, Minister of Agriculture Antonio Walker referred to the intense rainfall that occurred in the central part of the country.
Currently, in many areas of the country, it has already rained more than in the entire previous year. In this sense, Walker certainly valued the rains of recent days. However, he clarified that the drought has not yet ended, so it is essential to continue working to improve the efficiency of water use through innovation. and technification of irrigation.
"The truth is that we cannot claim victory, we are enjoying a rain surplus compared to the previous year, but we have a rain deficit compared to normal years. We have to continue working, but we cannot lower our arms, the National Irrigation Commission is working to technify irrigation in Chilean agriculture. We have to be efficient in the use of available water and therefore telemetry, canal lining and this type of irrigation works that help us better distribute the water we have," Walker said.
Likewise, it was pointed out that this aid allows generating a significant volume of water in the basins, which has allowed rivers to drain again and water to reach the underground layers and reservoirs, which generates a slight relief for the irrigators.