New policy and guide series to improve water productivity and water use efficiency

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launch new series of Policy and Field Guides to improve water productivity and water use efficiency in small-scale agriculture.
Enhancing the productivity and efficiency of agricultural water is key to increase food production and respond to the growing food demand, while at the same time preserving healthy and sustainable ecosystems. Even more so in drought- and desertification-prone areas, whereby agricultural production is negatively affected by climate change, erratic rainfall patterns and increasing water scarcity.

A FAO series of four publications has been produced in the framework of the “Strengthening agricultural water efficiency and productivity at the African and global level” project, to present results and lessons learned from real-term implementation of water productivity and water use efficiency practices in Burkina Faso, Morocco and Uganda.

The series include: