Water Theme Month 2024
Water security is a clear and critical threat to agriculture. Water management can be the key to production success or failure for farmers.
USAID investments in improved farm, soil and agricultural water management focus on moving innovation out to farmers in the field. Farmers without irrigation can manage their water resources through carefully timed and more efficient planting, spacing, and soil and ground cover management. With irrigation, farmers are able to provide a more reliable water supply for their fields, which can allow for increased production. Yet, water resources can be quickly overdrawn, overused and abused. As climate patterns change and bring less reliable rainfall, water resources management will be increasingly important for food security. This month, we’ll explore how these topics connect to Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger initiative, as part of Agrilinks’ Water Theme Month.
The primary objective of this theme month is to explore the use and management of water in agriculture, from sources and management to equity and policy. We invite posts and discussion from this community on best examples showcasing the multifaceted interplay of water use in agriculture.