FAO, the United Nations food and agricultural agency, created an online database that uses satellite data and Google Earth images to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing for the optimization of irrigation systems, focusing on parts of Africa and the Middle East that are facing water scarcity. The new tool is named WaPOR (…)
Sustainable agriculture is necessary to conserve water resources and enhance water security in the future, according to the agriculture ministers of the G20 countries. On Sunday (Jan. 22), the agriculture ministers of the G20 met in Berlin to discuss the contributions of the agriculture sector to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ahead of the (…)
The World Bank released a new report “High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy”, explaining risks and impacts of water scarcity exacerbated by climate change on economic growth, migration and conflicts. The report shows that both regions currently aboundant or short-supplied by water can face water scarcity due to climate impacts and increasing demand (…)
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