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Bolivia to boost farm productivity through irrigation improvements

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of US$158.4 million to improve small farmers’ income in Bolivia’s rural areas. “Expanding irrigated agriculture has...

Vietnam: Netafim signs US$17 million agreement to supply greenhouse structures in Vietnam

Netafim, a leader in drip and smart-irrigation solutions, has announced that it has signed a US$17 million agreement with Vingroup Joint Stock Company, Vietnam’s...

Food and Agricultural Organization leads report linking water stress to migration

A report led by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in partnership with the Land and Water Division and the Global Water...

Egypt: Egypt commits to water and agriculture improvement projects

The African Development Bank and the Government of Egypt have signed two grant agreements amounting to US$860,000 to help finance water and agriculture projects in the country. The...

Development bank funds new irrigation systems

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$8 million to support agricultural productivity in the North West Department of Haiti. The grant will allow...

IWA and World Bank launch innovative groundwater report

The International Water Association and World Bank have released a new report, which synthesises the knowledge, best practices and field experience that emerged from...

Afghanistan’s water levels drop 60 percent

The Ministry of Energy and Water of Afghanistan has said that water loss across the country is forcing people out of rural areas and...

New open-source tool for agricultural water management

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched the AquaCrop-OS website, which provides an open-source tool for agricultural water management....

Beating hunger vital to sustainable development agenda

Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are key to achieving the entire set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, FAO Director- General José...

Australia: New groundwater study could boost farming

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water, Barnaby Joyce, has announced AUD$100,000 (US$75,000) in funding for a feasibility study into accessing deep groundwater in the...

FEATURED STORY

African prospects for performance-based non-revenue water contracts

Performance-based contracts offer the potential to help African water utilities tackle non-revenue water. Jessica Ertel, Roland Liemberger and Ignacio Peña review prospects, and highlight one of...

NEWS

Pathogen concern over plastic pellets

Research by the University of Stirling, in Scotland, has found that the hard surface of waterborne plastic pellets known as ‘nurdles’ makes an ideal...
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