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AGRICULTURE

Bill Gates commits $300M to help farmers who suffer from global warming
13 Dec, 2017
Paris: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Wednesday, announced a $300 million grant to help farmers in Africa and Asia adapt to climate change through innovations in agriculture. The pledge was announced while Gates was attending the 2017 global climate summit in Paris, the second anniversary of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
https://reliefweb.int/report/world/bill-melinda-gates-foundation-commits-300m-255m-help-farmers-africa-and-asia-cope

Florida's Orange production forecasted to hit 73-yr low after Hurricane Irma

12 Dec, 2017
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on Tuesday, released its latest projections for the 2017-2018 orange crop and downgraded Florida's orange projections for the month of December. The decimating effects of Hurricane Irma still haven’t been totally determined, but it’s possible the numbers could be as low as 40 percent or as high as 100 percent for some growers in Florida.
http://sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-orange-production-drops-hurricane-irma-citrus-greening-hurts-sunshine-state

Spices Board organizes training prog for capacity building of farmers: India
14 Dec, 2017
Srinagar: Spices Board, Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry are organizing training programmes for the quality improvement and capacity building of saffron and chilli farmers of Kashmir Division. Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi inaugurated the training programme Thursday and stressed on the adoption of organic farming emhasizing that the world market is open for our produce. 
http://www.scoopnews.in/det.aspx?q=73715

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CLIMATE CHANGE
World Bank invests $4.5 billion to arm cities against climate change
15 Dec, 2017
Cash-short cities with big ambitions to protect themselves from climate change will be able to tap into $4.5 billion in loans and technical support from the World Bank, working with a global alliance of cities and local governments. Through the World Bank-led City Resilience Program, cities will be assisted to structure projects to make them more “bankable”.
http://www.financialexpress.com/world-news/world-bank-invests-4-5-billion-to-arm-cities-against-climate-change/974717/

Climate change made Hurricane Harvey's rainfall worse, study finds
13 Dec, 2017
Human-caused climate change made the rainfall from Harvey, which dumped more than 19 trillion gallons of water and brought devastating floods to the Houston area, roughly three times more likely to occur and 15% more intense, according to World Weather Attribution (WWA), in a report published Wednesday.
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/13/us/climate-change-harvey-rainfall/index.html

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DROUGHTS
France offers Western Cape help with drought
13 Dec, 2017
Cape Town: France has offered the Western Cape assistance with the drought afflicting the region, French Consul-General Laurent Amar said on Wednesday. He said the finance would likely come from the French Development Agency, adding that it was ready to work with municipalities in the province.
https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/watercrisis-france-offers-western-cape-help-with-drought-12405046

South Dakota harvest rebounds following drought conditions
14 Dec, 2017
U.S. agriculture officials say timely rain, additional acres planted and improved seed hybrids helped salvage South Dakota’s harvest this year, despite the worst drought conditions in five years. The drought hit some farmers harder than others, but the statewide picture is better than agricultural officials expected at mid-summer.
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/south-dakota-harvest-rebounds-following-drought-conditions/

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FLOODS
Flood alert: Britain braced for heavy rain and flooding as snow thaws
15 Dec
, 2017
Britain is braced for flooding with forecasts for heavy rain and melting snow sparking a raft of warnings for this weekend. Scotland, Wales, the Midlands and regions which saw the heaviest snowfall are on alert for flooding in the coming days. Forecasters predict temperatures could lift into double figures next week, but not before another spell of freezing conditions.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/892534/uk-weather-latest-forecast-flood-alerts-heavy-rain-snow-met-office

More than 30 dead in Philippines due to slow-moving storm
17 Dec, 2017
A slow-moving storm has left more than 30 people dead and several others missing mostly due to landslides and floods and stranded thousands of holiday travellers in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/philippine-officials-30-dead-due-slow-storm-51842710

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FOOD SECURITY
FAO urges Philippines to accelerate food security, rural development investment
13 Dec , 2017
Davao City: The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), noting a resurgence in hunger in developing countries like the Philippines, is calling on the country’s leaders to accelerate investment in food security and rural development, especially in Mindanao.
https://businessmirror.com.ph/fao-urges-phl-to-accelerate-food-security-and-rural-devt-investment/

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IRRIGATION
Yamuna water to resolve drinking, irrigation issues: India
12 Dec, 2017
Rajasthan state government has started preparations to bring Yamuna water into the state. It will be brought to Churu district via pipeline from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and will be used for drinking and irrigation in Churu, Jhunjhunu and Sikar district. The Water Resources Department has prepared a project of Rs. 20 thousand crores for this.
http://www.dnaindia.com/jaipur/report-yamuna-water-to-resolve-drinking-irrigation-issues-report-set-2567003

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WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
India-Morocco inked pact on water resources, marine sector
15 Dec, 2017
India and Morocco signed agreements for cooperation on Thursday on water resources, road and marine sectors. 
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked to work jointly in water resources sector. While, an agreement was also signed for cooperation between Indian Maritime University (IMU) and Higher Institute of Maritime Studies (ISEM), Morocco. 
http://www.dnaindia.com/business/report-india-morocco-inks-pacts-on-road-water-resources-marine-sectors-2567748


EU €20 million grant to help Malaysia improve water resource management

8 Dec, 2017
A new European Union (EU) grant of €20 million will help improve water resource management and the productivity of the agricultural sector in Myanmar's central dry zone, according to a statement from the body. The ‘Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project’ (IAIDP), over the next seven years will support the Myanmar Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation in improving the living conditions and incomes of rural communities in the central dry zone.
http://www.mizzima.com/development-news/eu-%E2%82%AC20-million-grant-will-help-improve-water-resource-management

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

8th Asian Regional Conference, 2-4 May 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal, on the theme “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/

Global Water Security for Agriculture and Natural Resources (GWSAN): An ASABE Global Initiative Conference, Hyderabad, India, 3-6 October 2018.
Website: http://www.asabewater.org/

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LATEST PUBLICATION(S)
Water Saving in Irrigated Agriculture in Egypt: Case Studies and Lessons Learned, November 2017
The Egyptian National Committee for Irrigation and Drainage (ENCID) has launched a new book titled 'Water Saving in Irrigated Agriculture in Egypt: Case Studies and Lessons Learned.' The publication is a compilation of successful water saving innovation ideas at the farm level and is a rich source of reference work for all the professionals engaged in agricultural water management aspirating for "More and more crop per drop." For more info, kindly write to Encid@link.net
http://www.encid.org.eg/

 

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