Chile declares agricultural emergency in the region of Arica and Parinacota

Chile has had more than 13 years of water shortage, with over 75% of its territory hit by drought, where 346 communes of the country are in an agricultural emergency.

Chile declared an agricultural emergency in the region of Arica and Parinacota, in the extreme north of the country, due to the water shortage plaguing the area, Agriculture Minister Esteban Valenzuela announced today, Tuesday.

"We want and need to help agriculture in these times of discontinuous water and fertilizer hikes to support farmers in the region," the official said in a statement.

Valenzuela explained that this measure would allow access to resources from the Ministry of Agriculture and the regional government to join in with converging funds.

He also announced that the region would be incorporated into the Siembra Por . . .

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