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Smart irrigation bears fruit

 EU-funded researchers develop a technology that can save 1,500 trillion litres of water annually

 

An EU-funded research project, WATER-BEE, has developed a wireless irrigation system that helps farmers decide, via a smartphone application, which specific field areas to water, and when.

This new water saving technology, which can decrease global agriculture waste estimated at 1,500 trillion litres a year, is expected to be commercialised by the end of 2013.

Video by EuroNews / 14 March 2012

Factsheet by the European Commission / 16 March 2012 

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