Blog posts on "irrigation"

The average age of a Filipino farmer is now 57.

Who's growing tomorrow's food?

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.

Yasmin Siddiqi

A boy watches a pump providing water to irrigate a rice field in Cambodia

The Food, Water, Energy Nexus

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.

Vinod Thomas