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Many agricultural intensive areas of the world are beginning to encounter water scarcity problems. As a result, many farmers in these areas are likely to reduce their output as the water supply they need in order to maintain production shrinks. However, one group of farmers in such a region plans to increase their production by implementing techniques for water conservation.
Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the prediction that the group’s plan will succeed?

(A) Farmers that can gain a larger share of the food market in their regions will be better positioned to control more water resources.
(B) Most agricultural practices in areas with water shortages are water- intensive.
(C) Other regions of the world not facing water shortages are likely to make for the reduction in agricultural output.
(D) Demand for agricultural products in the group’s region is not expected to decline.
(E) More than half of the water used for agriculture in the farmers' region is lost to evaporation or leakage from irrigation channels.
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Many agricultural intensive areas of the world are beginning to encounter water scarcity problems. As a result, many farmers in these areas are likely to reduce their output as the water supply they need in order to maintain production shrinks. However, one group of farmers in such a region plans to increase their production by implementing techniques for water conservation.
Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the prediction that the group’s plan will succeed?
(A) Farmers that can gain a larger share of the food market in their regions will be better positioned to control more water resources.
(B) Most agricultural practices in areas with water shortages are water- intensive.
(C) Other regions of the world not facing water shortages are likely to make for the reduction in agricultural output.
(D) Demand for agricultural products in the group’s region is not expected to decline.
(E) More than half of the water used for agricultural in the farmers region is lost to evaporation or leakage from irrigation channels.
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E is the correct answer .Water is being wasted. Farmers will try to minimize the water leakage and thereby ensure supply for crops.
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Many agricultural intensive areas of the world are beginning to encounter water scarcity problems.
As a result, many farmers in these areas are likely to reduce their output as the water supply they need in order to maintain production shrinks.
However, one group of farmers in such a region plans to increase their production by implementing techniques for water conservation.
Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the prediction that the group’s plan will succeed?
(A) Farmers that can gain a larger share of the food market in their regions will be better positioned to control more water resources.
(it is not about control it is about conservation and scarcity.)
(B) Most agricultural practices in areas with water shortages are water- intensive.
(this does not explain anything about the plan.)
(C) Other regions of the world not facing water shortages are likely to make for the reduction in agricultural output.
(other regions are not of consideration-OFS)
(D) Demand for agricultural products in the group’s region is not expected to decline.
(this does not help to say anything about the plan's success)
(E) More than half of the water used for agricultural in the farmers region is lost to evaporation or leakage from irrigation channels.
(so by conservation they can increase their productivity .i.e., plan would be a success)
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(E) because it displays a scope where techniques can be implemented for water conservation. Hence it supports the prediction.

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Hi - can someone please explain the argument for me please

This statement is confusing me ..is the conclusion saying
a) the agricultural output is reduced because of a lack of water supply ?

OR

b) is somehow the water needed for the existing output somehow reduced ?

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"As a result, many farmers in these areas are likely to reduce their output as the water supply they need in order to maintain production shrinks"

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We need to strengthen the prediction that one group of farmers in such a region plans to increase their production by implementing techniques for water conservation.

Water supply has shrink which will lead to the reduced o/p.
If some how we will be able to get the sufficient amount of water for the crop, the output production could be increased.
And hence the group's plan will be successful.


That is what E is saying.
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