29 May  2017
 Webinar on "Practical Benchmarking for Improving Performance of Irrigation and Drainage Schemes" by Dr. Martin Burton on 7 June 2017
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Nearly 3 million euros in aid to households in the South and South-East
Haiti, 28 May 2017
In order to meet immediate food needs and restore the livelihoods of food-insecure households following the passage of hurricane Matthew, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the "Alianza por la Solidaridad" have just launched a project to rehabilitate and strengthen the livelihoods of agricultural households in the Departments of the South and South-East", financed by the Directorate General of Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations of the European Commission (ECHO), amounting to €2.8 million, including €254,000 in co-financing.

Budget Cut Takes Aim at Agriculture
U.S., 26 May 2017
The White House’s proposed federal budget includes a $38 billion cut for farm support, the bulk of which rests on a $29.5 billion cut of the federal crop insurance program.

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Scientist warns on effects of climate change to agriculture
Philippines, 28 May 2017
A scientist from the University of the Philippines in Los Baños (UPLB) has warned of agricultural production losses due to the impact of climate change in the country. Dr. Saturnina Halos, UPLB scientist and disaster risk reduction/climate change specialist, presented the impacts of climate change in agriculture during the capacity building and training for agriculture journalists at Somerset Hotel here on Saturday.

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Drought may destroy summer paddy
Myanmar, 28 May 2017
Summer paddy crop grown in Pwintphyu and Salin townships in the Magwe Region may be damaged if it does not rain until the end of the month.

'SA will take about three years to recover from drought'
26 May 2017
South Africa will take two to three years to recover from the worst drought in a century but the Western Cape will feel the effects for longer than that, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said.

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Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths reach 151
Sri Lanka, 29 May 2017

Sri Lankan rescuers on Sunday pulled out more bodies that were buried by enormous mudslides as the death toll in the disaster climbed to 151, with 111 others missing. Although the weather has cleared, more rains are forecast for Monday, threatening to bring further misery to over 100,000 people displaced in western and southern regions of the island nation that were lashed by two days of torrential rains.

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Smart fertiliser, soil use key to food security, say experts
Kenya, 29 May 2017
Soil-testing enables them to find out the composition of soil and helps to determine how much lime and fertiliser they need to apply.

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New irrigation technology seen raising sugar output up to 27% per hectare
29 May 2017
THE Water Resources Management Center (WRMC) of Central Luzon State University said that sugarcane output may rise by as much as 27% over the next seven years due to a new irrigation system that optimizes water use.

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Access to water in future a huge challenge, warns Hogan
29 May 2017
Sustainable water management must be at the very top of the political agenda, said European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan.



68th IEC and 23rd ICID Congress on Irrigation and Drainage, 8-14 October 2017, on the theme: Modernizing Irrigation and Drainage for a new Green Revolution, Mexico City, Mexico, 8-14 October 2017.


69th IEC & Regional Conference, 12–17 August, 2018, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, on the theme: Innovative and Sustainable Agri-water Management: Adapting to a Variable and Changing Climate.


National Agriculture Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, September 2016.
Agriculture remains the mainstay of Malawi’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, economic growth, export earnings, poverty reduction, food security, and nutrition. It also plays a critical role in ensuring sustainable use of natural resources. All of these pose a threat to food security and nutrition in the face of a growing population, increased land pressure, and climate change. In trying to address these challenges in the past, Malawi has over-concentrated on maize self-sufficiency for food and tobacco as a cash crop, at the expense of other agricultural commodities, including livestock and fisheries. Moreover, the sector remains predominantly subsistence-oriented. In response, the NAP seeks to sustainably transform the sector from subsistence to a market orientation in order to increase agricultural production, marketed surpluses of commodities, and real incomes.

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 Directory on Irrigation and Drainage - Products and Services (Yellow Pages)

This new online service introduced by ICID is developed to help various stakeholders in locating required business information through a few clicks. The online directory enlists all the services and products being provided by consultants, manufacturing companies, dealers, and other professional institutions dealing in irrigation, drainage and flood management. This online service is totally FREE and can be availed of by any service provider by submitting the required information on ICID website <>. To view this new service, please visit

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), established in 1950 as a scientific, technical and voluntary not-for-profit non-governmental international organization has the Mission to Work together towards sustainable agriculture water management through inter-disciplinary approaches to economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound irrigation, drainage and flood management. ICID e-Bulletin is a compilation of news items of importance during the preceding week in respect of Agriculture, Climate Change, Drainage, Droughts, Floods, Food Security, Irrigation and Water Resources Management that might be of interest to the ICID fraternity. Feedbacks on the usefulness of the bulletin are solicited


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