Water for Food seeks to manage water for agriculture sustainably and more productively to enhance food security. These include increasing water-use efficiency and productivity in both rainfed and irrigated areas that will improve water management for agriculture.
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
Currently, more than 1.5 billion people live with water shortages for at least part of the year. Those water shortages often threaten their farms, livelihoods, and families.
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The Middle East and North Africa has less than two percent of the world’s renewable water supply. In fact, it is the world’s driest region, threatening sustainable agriculture, hydration, and sanitation.
We envision a world in which land governance systems, both formal and informal, are effective, accessible, and responsive for all.
This site features data from various climate-modeling scenarios. These datasets are part of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).