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Asparagus industry starves Peruvians of water

Government says within three years one region could have no more water left for agriculture.
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2013 05:47

Asparagus farming, which is highly water intensive, has grown so fast in parts of Peru that it is drying up some of the country's aquifers.

According to the National Water Authority, the city of Ica uses 35 percent of all the underground water reserves in the country.

Within three years, one particular region could have no more water left for agriculture.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Ica.

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