Irrigation subsidies in the Mediterranean Region

By Chris Charles on June 1, 2011

The Biosfera Program travelled to Europe to learn about the best policies for irrigation for countries like Portugal which are affected by the Mediterranean climate. This documentary focuses on some of the key issues relating to irrigation subsidies in Europe. It also features the GSI-IISD seminar on irrigation subsidies, "The importance of the irrigation sector for all: A seminar on irrigation subsidies in the northern Mediterranean," held on February 21, 2011, in Madrid, Spain. The seminar brought together journalists, media representatives, researchers and experts from international organizations, NGOs, universities and the agricultural sector, in order to promote a better understanding of the positive economic and social benefits, financial costs and environmental impacts of irrigation subsidies in the Mediterranean region.

Chris Charles speaks at 3:43.

This video is in Portugese.