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Assessing the future of water for agriculture - MIT News

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Farming : Smallholder farmers encouraged to use organic fertilisers, practise intercropping http://t.co/bAH1EBbjqp
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Commentary - Resilient Smallholder Farming Systems Are Vital for ...

Commentary - Resilient Smallholder Farming Systems Are Vital for ... | Water Management | Scoop.it
Developing countries, especially in tropical regions, will disproportionately bear the burden of these impacts since they rely heavily on climate-dependent farming. Smallholder farmers—who account for most of the poor and ...
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It’s not just about growth, it's about the right kind of growth

It’s not just about growth, it's about the right kind of growth | Water Management | Scoop.it
Around this time every year, I often get asked the same question; isn’t the World Economic Forum just one big talking shop? It’s a fair one.
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Smallholder farmers receive training for increased yield

Smallholder farmers receive training for increased yield | Water Management | Scoop.it
Ejura Ash, April 27, GNA - A capacity-building training workshop to equip smallholder and low-income farmers with the expertise for improved farmin.
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Effective Water Management Can Prevent Conflict, USAID Says | IIP Digital

Effective Water Management Can Prevent Conflict, USAID Says | IIP Digital | Water Management | Scoop.it
Countries with unreliable supplies of water are more vulnerable to conflict, according to a new report from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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ETHIOPIA | River basin pushes toward hydrological disaster

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In a remote part of East Africa, the Ethiopian government is furtively transforming a pastoral landscape populated by indigenous agro-pastoralists into an industrial powerhouse of dams and plantations. While the government says these developments are intended to reduce poverty, those on the ground see their land and water being taken from them, their homesteads bulldozed, their choices narrowed. Impacts will be felt all the way to Kenya.

 

The developments in the Lower Omo Valley pivot on the construction of the huge Gibe III Dam, a hydropower project that also regulates river flows to support year-round commercial agriculture. The dam's reservoir could begin filling in May, bringing major changes to the Omo's flow. A new film by International Rivers, A Cascade of Development on the Omo River, reveals the hydrological havoc that could ensue.

 

The biggest hydrological risks actually come from what is happening on the land. A government plan to convert hundreds of thousands of hectares of land to irrigated plantations could be devastating to people and ecosystems downstream. Information is hard to come by on these land conversions, so Human Rights Watch (HRW) used high-tech tools to document the changes. HRW's new analysis of satellite images reveals that the Ethiopian government continues to clear land used by indigenous groups to make way for state-run sugar plantations in the Lower Omo...

 

...In a positive first step, the Ethiopian government has agreed to discuss joint management of the Omo Basin with the Kenyan government. To give this process weight and greater legitimacy, organizers should ensure that affected people are able to directly voice their concerns.

Although the dam seems to be a fait accompli, there are still options for managing the river in a way to reduce the risk that Lake Turkana becomes the planet's next Aral Sea. A process to devise a dam-management system of more natural flows (called "environmental flows") could reduce the worst social and environmental impacts of the dam and irrigation schemes...

 


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African Water Facility Supports the Development of Irrigated Agriculture to ... - AllAfrica.com

African Water Facility Supports the Development of Irrigated Agriculture to ... - AllAfrica.com | Water Management | Scoop.it
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It will also create opportunity for employment through the establishment of smallholder farming ventures and professionally operated irrigation services.
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How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries

How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries | Water Management | Scoop.it
Caspar van Vark: Agroforestry has multiple benefits, it's important that they are raised in food security debates so that they can reach their potential (RT @SIANIAgri: How #agroforestry can improve #foodsecurity in developing countries?
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Luisa Fernanda Casas Herrera's curator insight, April 8, 12:09 PM

Agroforestería - la integración de árboles y arbustos con cultivos y sistemas de producción ganadera - tiene un fuerte potencial para abordar los problemas de la inseguridad alimentaria en los países en desarrollo. Los Sistemas Agroforestales tienen múltiples beneficios, es importante que se plantearan en los debates de seguridad alimentaria, para que puedan alcanzar su potencial en los países en desarrollo.

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How to feed nine billion people, and feed them well - The Conversation

How to feed nine billion people, and feed them well - The Conversation | Water Management | Scoop.it
How to feed nine billion people, and feed them well The Conversation He is shown how resources could be developed to meet projected demand: the schemes range from trying to control how much farmers can irrigate in India, to spending £62 billion to...
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Biogas fuel for schools eases pressure on Kenya's forests - Christian Science Monitor

Biogas fuel for schools eases pressure on Kenya's forests - Christian Science Monitor | Water Management | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Biogas fuel for schools eases pressure on Kenya's forests Christian Science Monitor David Chemweno, executive director of Save Kenya Water Towers, an organization set up in 2010 to rehabilitate degraded water-catchment...
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Global Landscapes Forum Submits Outcome Statement to UNFCCC COP 19 - IISD Reporting Services

Global Landscapes Forum Submits Outcome Statement to UNFCCC COP 19 - IISD Reporting Services | Water Management | Scoop.it
Global Landscapes Forum Submits Outcome Statement to UNFCCC COP 19 IISD Reporting Services The following sessions covered, inter alia: landscape-scale planning for REDD+; rethinking governance strategies for integrated landscape management;...
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Solutions for smallholder farming in Malawi

Solutions for smallholder farming in Malawi | Water Management | Scoop.it
Social Reporting at the ICT4Ag conference (Meet @catalinamloza, a student, farmer and employees, social reporting at the #ICT4Ag13 Read about her experience http://t.co/QiWId84yR9)...
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Using water to transform Karamoja - The Observer (blog)

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Before this water point in Nabilatuk was constructed, Onyang had to trek with his herd to Narakurio, a seasonal river, which is located seven kilometres away.
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ONE.org applauds African Union leaders - spyghana.com

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They have raised the bar with the Malabo Declaration, showing a real commitment to smallholder farmers and rural communities across the continent.
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Contract farming doubles income for Bomet farmers

Contract farming doubles income for Bomet farmers | Water Management | Scoop.it
Latest Kenyan farmer & farming news featuring Agriscience news, Agronomic, and Market trends.
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Africa's Agricultural Revolution Depends on Smallholder Farmers.

Africa's Agricultural Revolution Depends on Smallholder Farmers. | Water Management | Scoop.it
Eighty percent of the food we eat in Africa is produced by smallholder farmers-people who tend crops and raise livestock on less than a hectare of land-and most of them are women. Right now their production is far below their ...
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allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Emphasis Should Now Be On Rain Water Harvesting

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allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience (RT @rainwaterguru: Tanzania - Emphasis Should Now Be On Rain Water Harvesting http://t.co/iBuRIyA1OJ #tanzania via @allafrica)...

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Harvesting rainfall would tackle water shortage – CSIR | citifmonline

Harvesting rainfall would tackle water shortage – CSIR | citifmonline | Water Management | Scoop.it
The Director of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr. George Essebgey has emphasized the need for Ganaians to cultivate rainwater harvesting (RWH) as a means of tackling water crises in the country.
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How three agribusinesses have improved their engagement with smallholders - How we made it in Africa

How three agribusinesses have improved their engagement with smallholders - How we made it in Africa | Water Management | Scoop.it
How three agribusinesses have improved their engagement with smallholders How we made it in Africa AACE Foods is a Nigerian startup agroprocessing company in Nigeria, which processes and packages nutritious food made from fruits, herbs and...
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Rainwater Harvesting - The Log

Rainwater Harvesting - The Log | Water Management | Scoop.it
Rain…what is rain? Rain is defined as: “Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravity.
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Smallholder farming: a way towards sustaining food security and adapting to climate change: Video

Smallholder farming: a way towards sustaining food security and adapting to climate change: Video | Water Management | Scoop.it
Seminar on Landscapes in a Carbon Focused World 26 October 2012SIANI, Focali & Naturskyddsföreningen organized a one-day seminar in Gothenburg.Summary: Smallholder farming, the dominant in Ethiopia, has a multi-functional dimension.
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Agriculture can create a million jobs for youth - The Standard Digital News

Agriculture can create a million jobs for youth - The Standard Digital News | Water Management | Scoop.it
Agriculture can create a million jobs for youth
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Groups of youth can take advantage of the government plan to establish a vibrant national irrigation scheme to open up more arable land.
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Costa Rica: Climate-Smart Agriculture is a Source of Pride - YouTube

http://www.worldbank.org - A dairy farmer in Costa Rica says he's adopted agricultural techniques that protect the environment because they save him money an...
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Promoting Integrated Water Management in the Great Lakes

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Amount: $150,000. Grant Period: 11/1/2013 to 10/31/2015. Program: Environment. Program Area: Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems. Geographic Focus: United States: United States (Multiple States) ...
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Addressing water management to prepare for times of crisis

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Greater efficiency in water management is critical during emergencies.

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