Farmers must adapt fast
Agriculture accounts for 40% of employment in Abarkuh county. Limited water resources present a challenge for farmers, who are confronted with difficulties in rendering production more efficient. Modern irrigation systems, for instance, only operate on 5,500 hectares of land and are currently being installed on 400 hectares. Figs have, however, profited from such irrigation systems and favourable weather conditions this year.
Harvesting started in late August and was completed in the first week of October. Average yields have risen by