Easter Island seeks to irrigate crops using solar energy


Due to the summer drought, Islanders have to get 52% of their fruits and vegetables from the mainland because local production cannot meet domestic demand.

The tourists mainly come in the summer, at the same time as the lack of rain and high temperatures, apart from igniting the religious celebrations; a shortage in irrigation water for crops is produced. Thus, the island is forced to transport 52% of the fruits and vegetables consumed annually from the mainland.......................Read more

 

Source: Business Line


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