(Update: 16. October 2020)
Cotton is produced in around 80 countries worldwide on an average of 33 million hectares, or 2.5 % of the world’s arable land. Cotton is one of the most important crops in the world, alongside cereals and soya beans. More than 250 million people around the world live from cotton farming.
Compared to the last 20 years, American cotton farmers have been able to increase the efficiency of water consumption by about 80 percent through artificial irrigation.
Download press release: Efficient Irrigation Methods Reduce Water Consumption of Cotton
International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) – The Truth about Cotton’s Water Consumption
Cotton has a reputation as being a very thirsty plant, but the fact is that it is perfectly suited to growing in dry, arid regions.