The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has approved the purchase of the U.K.’s Agrium system to help farmers in developing countries improve their agricultural production, the U,N.
said on Thursday.
The FAO is also expected to finalize a proposal on the system by the end of the year.
The Agrium is a patented system developed by Agrium, the European agricultural equipment company.
It provides irrigation water, drip irrigation, and crop monitoring.
It can irrigate up to 100 acres per day, which can make a difference in food security and water management in developing nations, the FAO said in a statement.
says Agrium’s irrigation system has already helped about 7 million farmers in the U to improve their water management.
The company said Agrium expects to begin operations in 2020.
The system is currently being developed in collaboration with the U.,U.K., U.A., Germany, Brazil, India, South Africa, Turkey, South Korea, India and Taiwan, the statement said.
It added that the FAOs project manager is also working on a pilot project in China and the U of B will be working with the company.
Agrium has already been used in Ethiopia to improve water management and agricultural yields, the World Food Program said.
The group said Agria has an international reach of 1.6 billion people and employs over 4.7 million people worldwide.
The farm sector is estimated to be the biggest contributor to the global poverty level of $1.4 trillion.