The sharp increase in food prices witnessed in the past few years has raised serious concerns about food security, especially in the developing countries. Increasing water productivity in agriculture, making targeted investments and putting in place the right institutional measures will be critical components in effective water use for food and environmental security. These issues will be discussed at the Water for Food Conference being held in Colombo from 9th to 11th June, 2009.

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Source: http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/NationalConference/

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