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Seeds of Hope

By Neha Khator | USAID| January 8, 2018 Improved seeds and better access to water have proved a winning combination for these Indian farmers. Three spokes in his back wheel have almost … Continue Reading Seeds of Hope

Changing the way the world views and manages water: Storytelling through photos

SUBMITTED BY WATER COMMUNICATIONS  |THURSDAY | 06/08/2017 The Joint Secretariat of High Level Panel on Water and Connect4Climate announced today that the winner of the Instagram Photo Competition — #All4TheGreen Photo4Climate Contest Special Blue Prize — for the best … Continue Reading Changing the way the world views and manages water: Storytelling through photos

IITA commences confined field trials of transgenic cassava

Communications |December 28, 2017 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) was recently granted a permit to carry out confined field trials (CFT) on genetically modified cassava (AMY3 RNAi transgenic … Continue Reading IITA commences confined field trials of transgenic cassava

Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

SUBMITTED BY CLAUDIA W. SADOFF ON WED, 11/22/2017 | CO-AUTHORS: ANDERS JAGERSKOG Also available in  العربية The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more … Continue Reading Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

by Julie Mollins / November 14, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In conjunction with recent state regulations outlawing the use of fire to destroy field crop waste in northwest India, some farmers … Continue Reading Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50 percent greater than thought

With 885 million consumers exposed to health risks, the study calls for urgent investments in improved sanitation. Date: July 5, 2017, Source: IOP Publishing Summary: The use of untreated wastewater from cities to irrigate … Continue Reading Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50 percent greater than thought

South Asia’s climate hazard hotspots

Mapping risks and estimating impacts on people and agriculture Extreme climate events are taking a heavy toll in countries around the world, destroying lives and livelihoods. Since the late 1980s, … Continue Reading South Asia’s climate hazard hotspots

Maximizing potential for healthy rivers and low-carbon energy

MICHELLE  LAKLY MAY 24, 2017 As the global population climbs toward 9 billion, rivers will experience tremendous pressure. To provide the necessary resources for our growing communities, more river flows … Continue Reading Maximizing potential for healthy rivers and low-carbon energy

Hydroelectric power sustainable development in Laos needs to focus on environmental, social impacts

VIENTIANE, March 7 (Xinhua) — An official from International Finance Corporation (IFC) urged Lao government to better understand cumulative river and ecosystem-wide impacts, which was of vital importance to achieving … Continue Reading Hydroelectric power sustainable development in Laos needs to focus on environmental, social impacts

Uganda: Harvesting water to build community resilience in Karamoja

  By Lydia Wamala; 10 Jul 2015 Source(s):World Food Programme (WFP) Nayese Village, Karamoja – As Regina Nakwang, Veronica Locham, Lina Sagal and Cecilia Kapel look down at the completed sand dam, … Continue Reading Uganda: Harvesting water to build community resilience in Karamoja

Injustice is just one dam thing after another

Mega-scale dams built in the developing world are often fashioned as a move towards sustainable societies. But activists argue that these projects leave many displaced, with disastrous consequences for societies. … Continue Reading Injustice is just one dam thing after another

Laos Officially Approves Controversial Dam Project

Image Credit: Flickr / Prince Roy By Prashanth Parameswaran, September 04, 2015 Laos’ parliament has approved the concession agreement for a controversial dam project, with construction expected to begin before the end … Continue Reading Laos Officially Approves Controversial Dam Project

As the need for power surges, are small – or big – dams the answer?

                  The Lower Mekong River, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR Photo credit: Jenkins Macedo BY STELLA PAUL   STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – … Continue Reading As the need for power surges, are small – or big – dams the answer?

The Great African Water Grab?

The great African water grab? By James Clarke on August 27, 2015 Foreign direct investment in African agriculture could bring great benefits, but there are risks too. “Buy land, they’re … Continue Reading The Great African Water Grab?

Ada farmers appeal for drip irrigation system

By News Ghana – Feb 6, 2015 Small holder farmers in and around Ada Afiadenyigba, a community near Ada have appealed to the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority and the Ada West District … Continue Reading Ada farmers appeal for drip irrigation system

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