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Agriculture

Drought forces traditional Iranian farmers off their land

Government looks to modernize farming practices, adapt to climate change

A rice field in Iran's Bushehr province is dry due to drought and unable to produce crops. (Photo by Tala Taslimi)

TEHRAN -- Increasingly severe droughts in southern Iran are forcing farmers off their land to seek work in the cities, highlighting the need to modernize agricultural practices and adapt to climate change.

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