Spain: Levante farmers demand more water to deal with drought

Spanish farmers took the streets of Madrid on Wednesday to demand more water for their crops in the Levante area. Farmers from Murcia, Alicante and Almeria gathered in the streets of the Spanish capital demanding «more water» for their crops claiming that the absence of sufficient water supplies hampers their work. «We are not going to stop until we get a definite solution. The stress, the... Еще anguish, that the farmer and the citizen of Murcia, Alicante and Almeria experience, isn’t repeated in any other part of the country,» president of SCRATS unions Lucas Jimenez said. After the march, farmers distributed 30,000 kilos of produce in Plaza de Callao in exchange for «more water» in the southeastern Levante area of Spain. The Levante area has been suffering from prolonged droughts for the past months.

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