Small farmers, even women and those belonging to the Dalit caste and ethnic minorities, are beginning to participate in the management of water users’ associations in parts of Nepal.
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Responsible urban and regional planning and policy-making should do more to defend traditional cultures and ancestral domains in secondary cities.
Yes – but only if the focus is on quality and impact, and not on the quantity and volume of investment.
A majority of respondents think drip and sprinkler systems are the best solution.
Growing more food with less water is the only solution to feed hungry urban populations and quench thirst for energy in developing Asia. Innovative approaches to managing energy and water can provide solutions.
A recent trip to southern Bangladesh showed that if you want to ensure water and food security, it’s also important that the right people are deciding how much water is needed, and when.
Despite significant progress, Asia is still home to two-thirds of the world’s hungry people. ADB’s new Operational Plan for Food Security 2015-2020 focuses on 6 critical areas to address the region’s food security challenges in the SDGs era.
In the face of climate change-induced water shortage in Asia’s rice production areas, farmers are struggling to figure out how to grow more rice with less water to ensure food security in the region.
With a rapidly growing population in Asia and rising demand for drinking water, power, and food the competition for water resources is huge. The future challenge is how to grow more food with less water.
Striking rates of economic growth notwithstanding, 550 million people remain hungry in Asia and the Pacific, 65% of the population has no safe piped water, and more than 600 million people live without electricity. Overcoming these problems requires a combined approach in which food, water and energy are treated as a nexus, rather than as separate, standalone issues, which has too often been the case in the past.