- Resilience to climate change need of the hour
CWC chairman says climate change impacts agrarian economies more than others. Secretary-General of the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage C. Avinash Tyagi said the only way out for the…
- Urban farming covers an area the size of Europe, more growth needed – study
ROME, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – City dwellers are growing their own food on a much greater scale than previously thought, farming an area the size of the European…
- 40 Percent Of The World’s Cropland Is In Or Near Cities
Urban agriculture is clearly taking off around the world — in backyards, on rooftops and on local farms. But just how much of the world’s cropland can we really call…
- Farming on the doorstep
New study reveals scale of cropping in and around cities
- Press Release: First Global Estimate of Urban Agriculture Reveals Area Size of the EU that’s Boosting Food Security in Cities
Study finds irrigation more common on city farms than rural farms, intensifying water demands in sprawling urban zones.
- Is reverse osmosis (RO) treatment the answer to solving the CKDu riddle?
In conversation with Harsha Kumar Suriyarachchi, former Vice Chairman, National Water Supply and Drainage Board by Renuka Jeya Raj Most experts agree that the presence of chemicals in groundwater has…
- IWMI-developed tool to give Sri Lanka advance warning of drought
Sri Lanka is only just emerging from a year-long drought that has wreaked havoc on the lives of around 10% of the population (link DMC situational report, 25 Sep). It…
- Fishing for pro-poor solutions in India
New policies are needed to support small-scale fish farmers.
- The scourge of salt
World losing 2,000 hectares of irrigated farmland a day
- Press Release: World Losing 2,000 Hectares of Irrigated Farmland to Salt-Induced Degradation Daily
Extensive costs of salt-damaged soils include $27 billion+ in lost crop value per year.
- Getting more out of local knowledge
A series of public events put farmers at the heart of climate change discussions in Nepal.
- Sustainable Development Goals Offer Unique Opportunity to Transform Management of Critical Water Resources
Targets that promote efficient, nationally and locally appropriate water use will be key to achieving the SDGs.