Irrigating potatoes © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
There is a misconception that water is everywhere in the UK, but it is fast becoming a scarce resource with an uncertain future. With an increasing population comes more mouths to feed, so to ensure food security by producing enough of our own food, farmers will need adequate amounts of water – particularly irrigators in the potato and veg sectors. This has prompted Defra’s reform of a dated water abstraction licence system. See also: Defra water reforms ‘not yet set […]