The Western Slope is attracting tourists from Pakistan. They are here to learn water conservation and irrigation skills to take back to their country, and all the information is coming from a Colorado State University professor who does research in Fruita.
The United States government passed the Kerry Lugar Bill to provide financial aid to Pakistan's agriculture industry back in 2009. The bill will expire in five years but officials say Pakistan should have their projects complete in that time.
The group says agriculture in Pakistan is becoming a non profitable business. They say they hope by getting the agricuture industry up and running, it will eliminate a lot of poverty.
The government in Pakistan is in the process of designing a better way to conserve water for farming, and officials say they want to structure their water systems to be similar to ours.
"The irrigation system in Pakistan is all flood irrigation and a lot of water is wasted," Mohammad Ghani Khan said. "What you guys are doing here is not only saving water but the crop productivity has increased. That is our next objective."
Local officials say water resources are limited all over the country. That is why it is important to share tips and research with other countries to conserve as much as possible.
Researchers say there are a lot of similarities in Pakistan and Afghanistan to western Colorado. So, the irrigation systems we have here will easily transfer and work there.