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Egypt unveils strategy to adapt to water shortages

With a growing population, limited water resources, and the prospect of a decreased annual share from the Nile River, Egypt finds itself obliged to revert to water-saving agricultural practices.
A farmer waits for the irrigation system to finish watering his field in Kafr al-Dawar village in northern Egypt's Nile Delta, on Nov. 26, 2018.

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities have disclosed a new strategy to conform to limited water resources amid expectations of a reduced annual share from the Nile River because of the dam constructed by Ethiopia.

Egypt's Agriculture and Land Reclamation Minister Al-Sayed al-Quseir has said that his country's farmers would have to limit the cultivation of water-intensive crop species, including food grains and cash crops.

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