Tag: farmer

Scidev.net: Improved irrigation backed to halve food gap

Peter McCornick, deputy director-general of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, who was not involved in the research, says: “The message I would take from this [paper] is that with improved water management, it’s theoretically possible to increase food production without expanding the area of land being farmed.”

Is small beautiful for Africa’s farmers?

How local solutions to water access could deliver sustainable growth.

Tending fields by text

Mobile phones and satellite imaging are transforming farming in Sudan.

Not so quiet on the wetting front

A new irrigation technology is helping Ethiopian farmers assess crop water requirements

Payday for India’s first ever “sunshine farmer”

Scheme could protect water reserves, boost incomes and guard against climate change.