UN says water resource management needs an upgrade

A report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and the International Water Management Institute cautioned that Asia might witness a large rise in demand for food creating risk of shortages, reported. The report calls for better management of water resources to avert food shortages across Asia given the lack of spare land available for cultivation and the increasingly unpredictable climate, it concludes that the only option is to improve the ways in which existing water resources are managed, for example by investing in more efficient irrigation systems.

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