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Advancing farming: reports put climate- and water- smart agriculture on the top of the agenda

Agricultural water has been for decades viewed under conventional irrigation  attention in terms of public investment to other agricultural water management practices, such as rain water harvesting, that are of much relevance for smallholder-based cases. This among the key message of the Sourcebook on Water-Smart Agriculture in East Africa edited in collaboration by the Global Water Initiative East Africa (GWI-EA), CARE, the CGIAR (…)

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Country-level UN study addresses problems and solutions for achieving the global water targets

A new UN report warns that without large new water-related investments many societies worldwide “will soon confront rising desperation and conflicts over life’s most essential resource”. Researchers of UNU-IWEH (United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health) say that within 10 years 48 countries (25% of all nations on Earth with an expected combined (…)

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How does climate change affect water and agriculture?

According to the latest assessment report on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),   In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. IPCC, AR5 WGII, Technical Summary, October 2014   Scientists say that ecosystems and many human (…)