Yeah actually you are right they screwed it up too with regards to water use, maybe its Israel I am thinking of that can efficiently farm in the desert. I just remember seeing photos of thousands of green circles in a desert, the centre pivots, and yeah checking on Wiki I was right it was Saudi Arabia but this is what they said,
Saudi Arabia is suffering from a major depletion of the water in its underground aquifers and a resultant break down and disintegration of its agriculture as a consequence. As a result of the catastrophe, Saudi Arabia has bought agricultural land in the United States. Argentina, and Africa Saudi Arabia ranked as a major buyer of agricultural land in foreign countries.
My bad, I just figured they knew what they were doing with water if they could do that in the desert, turns out like a lot of things in life for everyone, they didnt, ah well you learn something new everyday. By the way, I see Qatar is now milking thousands of cows in the desert too, since they had a blockade put in place, so they are pretty much good now for dairy. Ill keep thinking of other ideas.
Will keep learning too I hope.
The circles are found here everywhere but its only used for Clover mostly.. but the irrigation system is good and working on electricity, and not complicated... if that system is not found in Chile, then maybe it will work... question... is water available in Chile or no??
Qatar imported milk from Turkey now, and their production is not that large, and remember Qatar has small population and alooot of money
Yes, fascinating how things play out, you are right it does not have a huge population, Iwas just reading a few things about it over the last few weeks as today is the one year aniversary, Turkey has been a big supporter it seems, but the ironic thing is the blockade instead of hurting them has forced Qatar to make new aliances and become more self sufficient. I mean I know you can do a lot with money but to build a dairy of thousands of cows and have it producing in less than a year is still impresive.
Back to Chile, depends on where you are in Chie, water is avaliable, but is badly allocated and distributed and the whole system needs an overhaul.
Anyway back to Chile