Sustainable Agriculture

Coping with water scarcity An action framework for agriculture and food security

Vishakha Rajput
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Started by Vishakha Rajput on
03 Apr 2013 at 00:28
COO The Water Network, AquaSpe
Know-how: Program Development, Agriculture & Forestry, Biological Treatment, Policy, Watershed, Irrigation

This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. The purpose of this report is twofold. First, to define a water accounting framework that allows water scarcity to be interpreted objectively. Second, to indicate where and how agricultural water management can play a more proactive and effective role in response to increasing concerns over global freshwater scarcity.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i3015e/i3015e.pdf

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Stephen Siwila
Thanks a lot for this wonderful discussion Vishakha and for sharing the resource. Its unfortunate though that in many developing countries water scarcity is not necessarily due to resource availability but due to mismanagement of resources.
Nidhi Nagabhatla
addressing scarcity of any resource deems wise use . With this simple mantra ,complex issues can be handled without perplexity
I found the concept of multiple use system propagated by http://www.musgroup.net/ group quite handy
Same was applied in ongoing ground level research, sharing a success story on the intervention

Nagabhatla Nidhi, Beveridge Malcolm, A.B.M. Haque, Sophie Nguyen-Khoa and Martin Van Brakel. 2012. Multiple water use as an approach for increased basin productivity and improved adaptation: a case study from Bangladesh. The International Journal of River Basin Management. Taylor and Francis. Vol 10. Issue 1.121-136
Gema Alatas
food, water and energy; the three, interconnected resources vital to sustaining life on earth. Yet every year, 1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water, 1.3 people billion live without electricity and over 1 billion people are hungry. As the world's population expands to nine billion by 2050, these statistics will only get worse if serious action is not taken. Thanks for sharing this report vish
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