http://www.icid.org 18 July  2017
 Webinar on "National Water Account: An Australian Experience" by Dr Amgad Elmahdi
on 18th July 2017

For more information and to participate, please visit http://www.icid.org/icid_webinar.html

Agriculture                                                   Climate Change                                                             Droughts
Floods                                                           Food Security                                                                Irrigation
Water Resources Management                 Forthcoming Event                                         Latest Publication

AGRICULTURE

India will become self-sufficient in pulses, oilseeds: Agriculture minister
16 July 2017
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh exuded confidence that India will become self- sufficient in pulses and oilseeds production in the coming years with the government taking steps to boost yields through use of better quality seeds and technologies.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/2017/jul/16/india-will-become-self-sufficient-in-pulses-oilseeds-agriculture-minister-1629506--1.html

Agriculture Sector Is Doing Well: Cole
16 July
The agriculture sector is not dying, it is growing tremendously. This was emphasised on Wednesday by Fiji Crop and Livestock Council chairman Simon Cole at the Crop Strategy Validation Workshop.
https://fijisun.com.fj/2017/07/16/agriculture-sector-is-doing-well-cole/

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CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate Change To Have Devastating Effect In Asia: Study
15 July 2017
According to the report, Asia has the highest number of people exposed to flooding from possible storm surge events, particularly in the People's Republic of China (PRC), India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.
http://businessworld.in/article/Climate-Change-To-Have-Devastating-Effect-In-Asia-Study/15-07-2017-122199/

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DROUGHTS
One of worst droughts in decades devastates South Europe crops
14 July 2017
Drought in southern Europe threatens to reduce cereal production in Italy and parts of Spain to its lowest level in at least 20 years, and hit other regional crops including olives and almonds. Castile and Leon, the largest cereal growing region in Spain, has been particularly badly affected, with crop losses estimated at around 60 to 70 percent.
http://www.euronews.com/2017/07/14/one-of-worst-droughts-in-decades-devastates-south-europe-crops

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FLOODS
Thousands of Illinois homes swamped by flood waters as rivers keep rising
16 July 2017
Flooding north of Chicago worsened as rivers keep rising after a deluge earlier this week that damaged thousands of homes and sent water cascading into streets and basements, officials said.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-floods-idUSKBN1A00PA

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FOOD SECURITY
Qatar making ‘great strides’ in food security, says minister
16 July 2017
Qatar’s transport minister has said the country has “remarkably” managed to handle its strategic stockpile for food security and expanded food-related investments in several countries over the past few years.
http://www.gulf-times.com/story/556864/Qatar-making-great-strides-in-food-security-says-m

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IRRIGATION
Relief for farmers after Egypt grants state Sh500 million for sugarcane irrigation
16 July 2017
The government has secured a Sh500 million grant from Egypt to boost irrigation of cane farms in Bungoma.
http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/07/16/relief-for-farmers-after-egypt-grants-state-sh500-million-for_c1597842

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WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Lagos to partner Israel on water management
15 July 2017
The Lagos State government through the office of Overseas Affairs and Investment (Lagos Global) has revealed its plans to partner the Water Technology and Environmental Control (WATEC) Israel, on water management. This was revealed during a meeting between Water Technology and Environmental Control sensitization programme and Governor Akiwunmi Ambode in Lagos.
http://thenationonlineng.net/lagos-partner-israel-water-management/

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS
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.
Website: http://www.icid2017.org/

8th Asian Regional Conference, 2-4 May 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal, on the theme of “Irrigation in Support of an Evergreen Revolution”
Website:
http://nencid.org.np/

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.

Website: http://www.icid2018.org/

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LATEST PUBLICATION(S)
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.
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/NAP_Final_Signed.pdf

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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 < http://www.icid.org/ypaddform2.php>. To view this new service, please visit http://www.icid.org/ypsearch.php

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 icid@icid.org

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