Best Drought-Resistant Crops

Drought-resistant crops that thrive with minimal water, ensuring sustainable farming and a resilient harvest even in dry conditions.


Sorghum needs 450-650 mm of water. It's known for its exceptional drought resistance, ideal for arid regions.


Wheat thrives with 450-650 mm of water, making it a versatile crop for regions with moderate rainfall and good drought resistance.


Maize requires 500-800 mm of water, making it less drought-tolerant but still viable in regions with sufficient rainfall.


Soybean grows well with 450-700 mm of water. It's moderately drought-resistant and beneficial for soil nitrogen levels.


Groundnut needs 500-700 mm of water, offering good drought resistance and enriching the soil with nitrogen.


Sunflower thrives with just 350-500 mm of water, making it one of the most drought-resistant crops available.


Beans require 300-500 mm of water, making them suitable for areas with lower rainfall and good drought resilience.


Peas need 350-500 mm of water. They are relatively drought-resistant and fix nitrogen in the soil.


Chillies need about 500 mm of water, offering moderate drought resistance and adding spice to your crops.


Onions thrive with 350-550 mm of water. They have good drought resistance, suitable for regions with moderate rainfall.

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