Irrigation infrastructure is fast expanding Myanmar in order to boost the production of rice. But this is harming river health and inland fisheries due to lack of proper planning, according to new research, which is calling for a more integrated approach to support both fisheries and rice farming.
Farmers perspective points reveal social, economic and political decisions play an equally important role, next to investment in infrastructure, and that intangible benefits for human wellbeing is a missing ingredient in the sustainable development agenda.
WLE Program Director argues that we need to focus on natural resources in new Op-Ed in Scientific American. It is not only a climate crisis that we have on our hands; it is a full-blown planetary emergency, and agriculture is both a source and a potential solution.
Climate related disasters are increasing at an alarming rate and adversely affecting human vulnerability and food security worldwide. But utilizing technology andlocal-level adaptation plans, backed by investment, partnerships and fortitude, are critical for readiness and mitigation.