agriculture

Interagency Story

Strengthening the Agriculture Sector in Niger

Through the Irrigation and Market Access Project, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is partnering with the Government of Niger to improve irrigation infrastructure, including the rehabilitation and development of large and small-scale irrigation systems to increase crop yields, sustainable fishing, and livestock productivity. 

Interagency Story

Engaging Communities Through Landscape-Level Water Conservation in Jordan

The three main goals of WADI are to 1) establish soil and water conservation sites that serve as reference models for scaling watershed restoration techniques; 2) build shared ownership in practices that foster sustainable water conservation and land stewardship; 3) promote sustainable operation of high-quality native seedling nurseries. 

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USDA Supports Collaboration and Exchange to Improve Water Resource Management

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA’s extramural scientific research, education, and outreach funding agency, funded “Securing Water for and from Agriculture Through Effective Community and Stakeholder Engagement” (Pennsylvania State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Arizona State University, USDA Agriculture Resarch Service [ARS]) that has developed a partnership of true collaboration with Israel. 

Interagency Story

Planning for Soil and Water Conservation Workshops—from Organizing to Action

Water is a limited resource impacting both economic development and food security, and agriculture is the single largest user of water resources in many countries across the globe. Pakistan is no exception. Agriculture directly supports the country's population and accounts for 26 percent of its gross domestic product. Rapid population increase, infrastructure issues, loss of reservoir storage capacity, and climate fluctuations have led to major water availability concerns.

Resource Collection

Water and Food Security

Water and food security focuses on the management of water for agricultural sustainably and productivity. This includes increasing water-use efficiency and productivity in both rainfed and irrigated areas that will improve water management for agriculture.

Resource Collection

Agricultural Water Management

Agricultural water management (AWM) seeks to use water in a way that provides crops and animals the amount of water they need, enhances productivity, and conserves natural resources for the benefit of downstream users and ecosystem services.

Why Agricultural Water Management Matters

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World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change

World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 to raise awareness about the vital importance of water to safeguarding human security and maintaining the health of the planet's ecosystems. This year's theme, "Water and Climate Change," highlights the urgent importance of strengthening water security and establishing access to a sustainable water supply in the face of changing climate conditions worldwide. The observance will also raise public awareness about the many ways shifting atmospheric and oceanic conditions are reshaping t