http://www.icid.org 8 August  2017

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AGRICULTURE

Agriculture grew 5.72% in first half
16 August 2017
The agriculture sector expanded by 6.18 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, bringing the first-half growth to 5.72 percent, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed.
http://business.inquirer.net/235165/agriculture-grew-5-72-first-half

Rwanda: Farmers Push for Agriculture Bank
15 August 2017
Rwandan farmers are pushing for the creation of an agricultural development bank in the country citing rigorous and prohibitive terms to access credit from commercial banks.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201708150054.html

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CLIMATE CHANGE
Research Team Explores Impact of Climate Change on Future of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
16 August 2017
Environmental problems including changes in our climate, loss of fresh water and competition for resources threaten the world's supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. Marty Matlock, executive director of the U of A Resiliency Center, and professor of ecological engineering, and Greg Thoma, professor of chemical engineering, are part of a team of researchers exploring this problem.
http://news.uark.edu/articles/39259/research-team-explores-impact-of-climate-change-on-future-of-fresh-fruits-and-vegetables

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DROUGHTS
Portugal battles more than 200 wildfires as severe drought grips the country
12 August 2017
Portugal is fighting to put out a spate of wildfires after the southern European country hit a year high of outbreaks for a single day on Friday.
https://www.dailysabah.com/europe/2017/08/12/portugal-battles-more-than-200-wildfires-as-severe-drought-grips-the-country

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FLOODS
Nepal floods: 36 killed, 12 missing, hundreds displaced due to landslides, torrential rain
13 August 2017
At least 36 people were killed and 12 others missing in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in several districts across Nepal.
http://www.firstpost.com/world/nepal-floods-36-killed-12-missing-hundreds-displaced-due-to-landslides-torrential-rain-3924719.html

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FOOD SECURITY
Angola: EU releases 65 million Euros for food security
15 August 2017
At least sixty-five million Euros is the amount made available by the European Union (EU) to finance the project for Resilience and Food and Nutritional Security Strengthening in Angola (FRESAN), to start being implemented in September.
http://m.portalangop.co.ao/angola/en_us/noticias/economia/2017/7/33/Angola-releases-million-Euros-for-food-security,daf216ba-236f-4513-9883-02f5a03000e9.html

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IRRIGATION
Irrigation Could Boost Regional Economy by Millions
10 August 2017
A newly-released scoping study has shown investing in major irrigation projects in the Kaipara and mid-North could create hundreds of jobs and boost the regional economy by tens of millions annually.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1708/S00210/irrigation-could-boost-regional-economy-by-millions.htm

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WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Strategies to combat water security in the Middle East
13 August 2017
"In a water-scarce environment, it becomes paramount for the water supply chain to be as efficient as possible. We must ensure that we are careful to avoid water wastage where possible. Water management solutions require the latest engineering and technology in order to safeguard this finite resource, and promote long-term security, building a more sustainable future for the populations and industries in the Middle East and Africa."  said Fady Juez, managing director of Metito.
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-45853-expert-strategies-to-combat-water-security-in-the-middle-east/

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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/

Drainage and Flood Control Summit, 26 - 27 November 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Website: https://drainagefloodcontrol.com/


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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 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 < 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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