Poverty in rural households have deepened in the past two years through world events: unprecedented rises in food and fuel prices were followed by global economic meltdown, all amidst growing climate uncertainty. Balancing water availability within and across growing seasons, water harvesting helps to buffer households against drought. Research on water harvesting in South Africa has focused on rural household livelihoods. Innovative results on appropriate water harvesting technologies and food security facilitation techniques are now being implemented in villages across South Africa.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2009South Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2009Egypt
The River Nile provides an invaluable source of livelihoods to over 160 million of people who dwell in its valley. The river valley is renowned for being a cradle of civilisation. As the populations grew and civilisation evolved, the demand for more water resources took a toll in the region. The more recent visible climate change effects have further compounded water management in the basin. Water and food security in the region is under threat, hence the need for robust transboundary water management. An effective institutional arrangement is a key factor in facilitating this process.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2009Ethiopia
Water and soils are increasingly becoming a limiting resource for meeting the food requirements
of a growing world population. Integrated concepts for managing natural resources in a sustainable
and environmentally sound manner show encouraging impacts, if applied on a large scale and
over a long period like in Tigray, the northernmost regional state of Ethiopia.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2009India
Water is scarce in India's semiarid zones of Rajasthan. Climate change is putting additional pressure on the rare resources. Irregular or no rainfall forces many small farmers to abandon their fields, at least temporarily, and seek work in the towns. Participative water management projects as practiced in Bhipur village, growing crops with low water requirements and more sustainable farming practices are adaptation strategies that allow farmers to continue their activities despite climate risks.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsOctober, 2009Canada, United States of America, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean
En el marco de la Quinta Reunión Ministerial “Agricultura y Vida Rural en las Américas” y en el contexto del Proceso Cumbres de las Américas llevado a cabo en Montego Bay, Jamaica, del 26 al 29 de octubre de 2009 se firmó el PLAN AGRO 2003-2015, Acuerdo Ministerial Hemisférico Jamaica 2009 para la Agricultura y Vida Rural en las Américas.
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