Farmer-led irrigation schemes could alter food security in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia

STOCKHOLM (24 AUGUST 2012)—As food prices escalate globally due to the failed monsoon season in Asia and the “super drought” in the US, a new study finds that small-scale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers from food insecurity and climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR consortium research center, released the paper ahead of Stockholm World Water Week.

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