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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Hydroponics are the future for water-poor countries -Reuters report

The future of growing food in Egypt will rely on hydroponics and use less water, Amr Bassiouny, CEO of Egyptian Hydrofarms, tells Reuters. Bassiouny says arable land in Egypt is being eaten away by unlicensed construction and so, “we will be forced to move our farming to the desert, and when we move to the desert, we will either use up all the available water, so in 40 or 50 years we won’t have any more water and we will not be able to farm … Or, we can start looking for ways of growing larger quantities by using the least amount of our resources as possible." Reuters’ Seham El Oraby says “though costlier, hydroponics is attractive for present-day Egypt, much of which is arid and unsuitable for traditional farming.”

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