This vast Cotton project, of 110 Ha. by NaanDanJain Mexico, is located in El Sabinal – a colony in Chihuahua, Mexico, where Anabaptist Mennonites, who migrated from Canada more than a century ago, have transformed the valley into a lush carpet of crops.
Cotton is one of Mexico leading Agri product – Mexico is ranked within the top 15 countries in the world for domestic cotton production. Chihuahua is where 63 percent of total Coton production is done!
But the life of this successful agricultural community is now facing existential challenges: Underground reservoirs have been drained by thirsty crops and climate changes have worsen the water shortage.
Cotton is considered a “thirsty crop” which consume large amounts of water. This problem is intensified by ineffective use of irrigation and poor transportation and storage that can lead to huge amounts of wasted water.
Mexican Mennonites farmers are meeting their challenges by embracing the most advanced farming technologies – and NaanDanJain is the one providing them!
Drip irrigation can increase yields by 30 percent and reduce water usage by up to 60 percent, and this is why it is becoming increasingly popular as the optimal solution for Cotton.
In this project NaanDanJain Sub Surface Drip irrigation is used, which also contribute to agro-technical advantages such as weeds control and labor saving.