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BBC Future Reports on Water-Saving Tech Used by California Almond Farmers
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What do NASA, almonds, JJ Ramberg and microsprinklers have in common? Each feature in the latest episode of BBC’s Follow the Food series, which focuses on water and profiles “innovators making extraordinary strides in protecting this finite resource.” 

With interviews from the Almond Board’s senior manager of irrigation and water efficiency, Spencer Cooper and UC Davis researcher Daniele Zaccaria, the segment explores the practices almond farmers have already put in place to conserve water and the new technology being tested to further increase efficiency. Water-saving technologies and improved almond production practices have helped farmers reduce the amount of water it takes to grow each almond by 33 percent over the past 20 years.[1] What’s more, the California almond community commits to an additional 20 percent reduction by 2025. 

Watch this video from BBC Future’s series Follow the Food to learn more about how California almond farmers are using technological innovations and modern agriculture practices to rise to the challenge of using water more responsibly and efficiently. 

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[1] University of California, 2010. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2012. Almond Board of California, 1990-94, 2000-14

About the Almond Board of California

Le mandorle della California rendono la vita migliore, anche per come vengono coltivate. L’Almond Board of California promuove mandorle naturali, salutari e di qualità attraverso la leadership nello sviluppo strategico del mercato, nella ricerca innovativa e nella pronta adozione delle best practice del settore per conto degli oltre 7.600 coltivatori e trasformatori di mandorle in California, molti dei quali sono coltivatori da generazioni. Fondato nel 1950 e con sede a Modesto, in California, l’Almond Board of California è un Federal Marketing Order senza scopo di lucro promosso dai coltivatori che opera sotto la supervisione del Dipartimento dell'Agricoltura degli Stati Uniti. Per maggiori informazioni su Almond Board of California e sulle mandorle visita il sito Almonds.it o seguici su Facebook, Twitter, Instagram e California Almonds blog.

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