Irrigation plays a key role in the process of agricultural development. Irrigation artificially adds the optimal amounts of water needed for plant growth and development to the soil.
By using irrigation systems today, we are trying to reduce the impact of extreme climate change, such as drought and extremely high temperatures, and we are also trying to achieve higher yields in the cultivation of certain crops.
Today, about 18% of arable land in the world is irrigated and 40% of the world’s total food is grown on these areas. Today, about 13% of Europe’s land is irrigated.
Today, Croatia irrigates very few areas. According to some data, slightly less than 2% of the area is irrigated, which is a slight increase in the last few years but still insignificant. In the countries around us, the percentage of irrigation is much higher, for example: Greece 26%, Italy 24%, Romania 23%, Bulgaria 18%.