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Farmers dig into soil quality - Nature.com

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Farmers dig into soil quality
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“Conservation agriculture is excessively time-consuming, and organic fertilizer produced on-farm does not replenish soils with nutrients,” he says. “We will need to find solutions that fit local farmers.
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CMS Conference :: Integrated Water and Land Use Management

CMS Conference :: Integrated Water and Land Use Management | Water Management | Scoop.it
CMS (RT @BroadsFAP: CMS/CIWEM Integrated Water & Land Use Management Conference, 11th December, London http://t.co/1gP3KENUsC)
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Alliance speaks up for smallholder farmers at G20 - Anglicannews

Alliance speaks up for smallholder farmers at G20 - Anglicannews | Water Management | Scoop.it
Alliance speaks up for smallholder farmers at G20 Anglicannews In her presentation Sally Keeble cited the work of Anglicans in DRC, in providing support, including food, for children affected by conflict, and in Malawi in providing infrastrcuture...
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Biogas Project Benefits Smallholder Farmers - AllAfrica.com

Biogas Project Benefits Smallholder Farmers - AllAfrica.com | Water Management | Scoop.it
Biogas Project Benefits Smallholder Farmers
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AN affordable, easy-to-use system that converts livestock waste into energy (biogas) has helped Tanzanian smallholder farmers spend less on fuel and yield better crops.
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African Smallholder Farmers To Get Training And Financial Support - spyghana.com

African Smallholder Farmers To Get Training And Financial Support - spyghana.com | Water Management | Scoop.it
African Smallholder Farmers To Get Training And Financial Support spyghana.com A new partnership between MasterCard Foundation and Once Acre Fund seeks to expand smallholder farmers access to financial services and training to increase income level...
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Small-Scale Farm Irrigation Holds Big Promise for Africa - Atlanta Black Star

Small-Scale Farm Irrigation Holds Big Promise for Africa - Atlanta Black Star | Water Management | Scoop.it
Small-Scale Farm Irrigation Holds Big Promise for Africa
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Large-scale, government-funded irrigation systems have long attempted to address this, with varying degrees of success.
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Adapting Integrated Urban Water Management to Support Climate Adaptation | i·ambiente

Adapting Integrated Urban Water Management to Support Climate Adaptation | i·ambiente | Water Management | Scoop.it
“@lapacia: Adapting Integrated Urban Water Management to Support Climate Adaptation http://t.co/LF1cVAgesz via @iambiente”
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Overview of the Global Spread of Conservation Agriculture

Overview of the Global Spread of Conservation Agriculture | Water Management | Scoop.it
The global empirical evidence shows that farmer-led transformation of agricultural production systems based on Conservation Agriculture (CA) principles is already occurring and gathering momentum worldwide as a new paradigm for the 21st century.
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Transboundary Water Management | Stockholm International Water Institute

Transboundary Water Management | Stockholm International Water Institute | Water Management | Scoop.it
Intelliweb (Transboundary Water Management | Stockholm International Water Institute... http://t.co/ioDSRStiHa)
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Water harvesting helps Kenya's women cope with failing rains - Reuters AlertNet

Water harvesting helps Kenya's women cope with failing rains - Reuters AlertNet | Water Management | Scoop.it
Water harvesting helps Kenya's women cope with failing rains
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To counter the water shortages, Wanjiku, 45, has begun harvesting rainwater.
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Kenya: Water Harvesting Helps Kenya's Women Cope With Failing Rains - AllAfrica.com

Kenya: Water Harvesting Helps Kenya's Women Cope With Failing Rains - AllAfrica.com | Water Management | Scoop.it
Kenya: Water Harvesting Helps Kenya's Women Cope With Failing Rains
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When Rose Wanjiku first moved to her home in Central Kenya province 14 years ago, the region received four months of rain every year.
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FAO - News Article: FAO and Grameen Foundation partner to improve smallholder access to agriculture technologies

FAO - News Article: FAO and Grameen Foundation partner to improve smallholder access to agriculture technologies | Water Management | Scoop.it
RT @FAOnews: #UNFAO & @GrameenFdn partner to improve smallholder access to agricultural technologies: http://t.co/htVRqEVtRA #farming #tech
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Irrigation: 11 thoughts on sustainable water use in agriculture - The Guardian

Irrigation: 11 thoughts on sustainable water use in agriculture - The Guardian | Water Management | Scoop.it
The Guardian Irrigation: 11 thoughts on sustainable water use in agriculture The Guardian If you want productivity and efficiency, put irrigation systems in the hands of farmers: Generally speaking big dam and irrigation systems in developing...
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Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa

Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa | Water Management | Scoop.it
Supporting smallholder irrigation through finance and technical assistance could significantly improve productivity and incomes (Renting schemes and investements, rather than handouts, increases African farmers harvest by 35%
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SA small-scale farmers take on hunger - South Africa.info

SA small-scale farmers take on hunger - South Africa.info | Water Management | Scoop.it
Independent Online SA small-scale farmers take on hunger South Africa.info The initiative aims to help small-scale and smallholder farmers put one-million hectares of land which has been lying fallow under production over the next five years, as...
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11 Innovations for African Smallholder Agriculture | Farming First

11 Innovations for African Smallholder Agriculture | Farming First | Water Management | Scoop.it
11 Innovations for African Smallholder Agriculture | Farming First http://t.co/K3tz4EiRUA
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Africa Climate Conference 2013

The Africa Climate Conference 2013 (ACC2013) in Arusha, Tanzania, 15-18 October, aims to strengthen the relationship between the scientific and policy-making communities.  It is expected to result in a set of concrete research proposals to address critical gaps in our understanding of the African climate system and to strengthen the science base for decision-making on the continent for the rest of the 21st Century.


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Improving Land & water management

Farmers in temperate regions have traditionally plowedto aerate and warm the soil, and to bury manure andcrop residues and control weeds. However, conventionaltillage’s long-term effects have been a leading cause ofaccelerated erosion and land degradation, as well aspollution of waterways from sediment and chemicals

in runoff from farmland

 

For more

http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/improving_land_and_water_management.pdf

 

 

 


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Incorporating the Culture of Agriculture through Youths in Africa | YPARD

Incorporating the Culture of Agriculture through Youths in Africa | YPARD | Water Management | Scoop.it
Tokurah Majid,@YPARD showcase, incorporating the culture of #agric thru #youth in #africa http://t.co/F5eEsM4SCs #conservation @AfricaRice
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Improved water management key to ensuring food security - Business News Americas

Improved water management key to ensuring food security - Business News Americas | Water Management | Scoop.it
Improved water management key to ensuring food security
Business News Americas
Measures to guarantee food security in Mexico will form an integral part of the national water program 2013-2018, according to a release from the national...
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Kikwete dedicates degree to motivate farmers - Daily News

Kikwete dedicates degree to motivate farmers - Daily News | Water Management | Scoop.it
Daily News Kikwete dedicates degree to motivate farmers Daily News PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete has dedicated his latest Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law from a Canadian university to all Tanzanians and especially small holder farmers who are striving...
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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster » Rainwater Harvesting Online Calculator

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster » Rainwater Harvesting Online Calculator | Water Management | Scoop.it
Award-winning books and resources to help you create abundant & productive homes, landscapes, and communities fed by the rain and powered by the sun. Strategies, tips, illustrations, examples, success stories & more.
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Assessing the future of water for agriculture - MIT News

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Assessing the future of water for agriculture
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... water for agriculture.
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State to continue promoting agriculture - Zambia Daily Mail

State to continue promoting agriculture - Zambia Daily Mail | Water Management | Scoop.it
Zambia Daily Mail State to continue promoting agriculture Zambia Daily Mail “In addition, government will promote good agricultural practices which will include conservation agriculture, use of improved seed varieties and diversify on-farm...
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Go for Green Buildings, Architects Urged - AllAfrica.com

Go for Green Buildings, Architects Urged - AllAfrica.com | Water Management | Scoop.it
Go for Green Buildings, Architects Urged
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They also recommend the use of rain water harvesting for gardening and washing, and on-site waste management such as green roofs that filter and control storm water run-off.

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