Globally, land available for agriculture is shrinking due to urbanisation, and research shows that peatland can be converted into agriculturally productive land with the help of integrated water management for sustainable use.
Irrigation infrastructure is fast expanding Myanmar in order to boost the production of rice. But this is harming river health and inland fisheries due to lack of proper planning, according to new research, which is calling for a more integrated approach to support both fisheries and rice farming.
The Asia Pacific is prone to climatic disasters, with floods and droughts causing loss of life, property and food. Being prepared to meet these disasters would improve people's resilience and livelihoods.