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The Water Advantage: Seeking sustainable solutions for water stress

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is working to scale-up solutions to water stress that can benefit small farmers, based on a review that highlights the potential of practices such as drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting, and planting of saltwater-tolerant crops for improving food security.

An IFAD report titled, ‘The Water Advantage: Seeking sustainable solutio...view more

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In this introduction learn why fresh water matters to IFAD, and their approach to water.

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Case 1

Bangladesh: Protecting villages from flash floods and improving livelihoods in the Haor basin (wetlands)

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Case 2

Brazil: Wastewater sets smallholders free in the Sertão

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Case 3

Malawi: Water catchments for climate-resilient nutrition

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Case 4

Senegal: What a little freshwater can do

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Case 5

Sudan: Reducing risk in rainfed agriculture

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Conclusions and way forward