Water is food security and economic growth

Hurricanes, landslides, droughts and earthquakes are just some of the latest climatic and weather events impacting our planet. Now comes a new report warning that the swelling number of erratic rainfall events related to climate change is on course to adversely impact food security and economic growth, with Africa and Asia feeling the biggest crunch of all. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka identifies a key action that could help stop the problem in its tracks, and fuel rainfed farming output: boost investment in diverse forms of water storage.

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