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Farmer-led irrigation schemes could alter food security in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia
Date:8/23/2012

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STOCKHOLM (24 AUGUST 2012)As food prices escalate globally due to the failed monsoon season in Asia and the "super drought" in the US, a new study finds that small-scale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers from food insecurity and climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a CGIAR consortium research center, released the paper ahead of Stockholm World Water Week.

According to the report, Water for wealth and food security: Supporting farmer-driven investments in agricultural water management, expanding the use of smallholder water management techniques could increase yields up to 300 percent in some cases, and add tens of billions of US dollars to household revenues across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

"We've witnessed again and again what happens to the world's poorthe majority of whom depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and already suffer from water scarcitywhen they are at the mercy of our fragile global food system," said Dr. Colin Chartres, director general of IWMI. "However, farmers across the developing world are increasingly relying on and benefitting from small-scale, locally-relevant water solutions."

The assessment quantified the potential reach and possible additional household revenue for a number of different on-farm and local community water solutions. This is detailed in the table above.

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Contact: James Clarke
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94-773-369-533

Michelle Geis
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301-280-5712

Burness Communications
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