Policy and action research by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems to improve rural energy access for smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs shows full alignment with the UNFCCC Race to Zero global campaign for decarbonizing economies.
Lessons learned from water productivity interventions worldwide have been distilled into a new White Paper which sets out six key principles to guide policy makers’ efforts to strengthen water and food security.
Challenges to water resources and nutrition security require new approaches, and a recent online workshop brought together communities from the two closely intertwined sectors to discuss the key linkages and identify a sustainable way forward.
In Nepal, the legal quota for women’s participation in official community water management groups marks an important step towards gender equality. For meaningful change however, there also needs to be structural transformation.
For years, farmers in the coastal zone of Bangladesh have continually braced for a multitude of challenges. And the solution lies in working with farmers, communities and local institutions, combining low-tech water management innovations with better coordination and new crop varieties.
Agriculture is critical to the economies of developing countries. But there is a cost. Today, agricultural water pollution undermines economic growth and threatens the environmental and physical health of millions of people around the world. The annual social and economic costs of agricultural water pollution could reach trillions of dollars.Yet the issue receives scant attention in global research and debate.