The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, Luis Planas, participated today in the presentation of the book “Irrigation and Food Security: The Situation in Spain,” published by Cajamar, whose preparation was coordinated by Jaime Lamo de Espinosa and Alberto Garrido, both professors at the Technical School of Agronomic, Food, and Biosystems Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Luis Planas pointed out the importance of implementing more efficient water management, a fundamental element for the sustainable development of agriculture in the context of climate change. As he emphasized, publications like the one presented today show the need to continue consolidating this form of production in line with the demands of society as a whole.
In his speech, Planas emphasized that the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food is working with the conviction that the modernization of irrigation contributes to guaranteeing autonomy and food security by producing more food with a more rational use of natural resources.
The minister assured that efficient irrigation, in addition to offering greater profits to food producers, stimulates other sectors of the economy, improves the population of rural territories, and produces environmental benefits. In this sense, he insisted that irrigation, generational change, innovation, and digitalization are a fundamental triangle to ensure the future of agriculture.