Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Severe drought causes problems for agriculture in Iran

If you don’t know much about Iran, you might think it is a desert country. And there are certainly very dry areas in the large country, but there is also a lot of agriculture there, with production of both crops and livestock. But in recent years, severe drought has taken a terrible toll on agricultural producers there. It has been made worse by poor choices in land use and diversion of water, which have caused even worse water shortages. If you are interested in reading more, National Geographic has a great article with pictures which illustrate the problems that farmers there are experiencing. You can read it here.

Source: Alireza Javaheri, Commons Wikimedia