Myanmar's Central Dry Zone is the most water-stressed region of the entire country. By addressing challenges of both water availability and water distribution, an irrigation project supports
smallholder farmers in managing their water efficiently, collectively, and sustainably.
Eighteen sites around the world were just awarded Wetland City Accreditation by the Ramsar Convention. Colombo, Sri Lanka, is among this select group. IWMI and WLE are helping understand and promote the true worth of the city’s unique wetland ecosystem.
For International Day of Rural Women, Thrive contemplates how women farmers are coping with today’s agricultural challenges. Researchers are finding that the right interventions can benefit not only struggling farmers but also women specifically as well.
On the occasion of World Habitat Day, UN Habitat is calling for ‘waste-wise cities’ that recycle and reuse waste to help realize international agendas, such as the SDGs. Accra, Ghana, leads the way, successfully turning city waste into safe and efficient fertilizer for farmers in and around the city.
Climate change has a direct impact on Guatemalan small-scale farmers, leading to loss of crops, increased malnutrition and migration flows. Public institutions are critical to improving climate change adaptation strategies, but an agrarian-systems diagnosis carried out by SIC4Change in the Guatemalan dry corridor found some shortcomings with the approach taken by the rural extension services – and suggested some ways these could be corrected.
Severe flooding and drought caused by extreme weather patterns lead to about 10,000 deaths and US$40 billion in damage a year, with the number and extremity of the events is slated to increase in the future. The agricultural sector is particularly vulnerable.