Happy New Year to all of you!
Realizing food security is not only about producing sufficient quantities. It is also about access to markets, to produce nutritious foods, and to have food stability all year round. It is obvious that realizing food security goes way beyond the topic of water. However, better protection and management of water resources used by irrigated and rainfed agriculture is a key issue in realizing food security. We therefore would like to give the farmers and those involved in the food industry the recognition they deserve for their importance to ensure food security by innovating agricultural production, changing landscapes and sustainable management of natural resources, particularly water!
Related to this theme, IFAD water is exploring whether a Water For Food global, virtual network would be beneficial for water and irrigation professionals. We would like to invite you to participate to this survey, which should not take more than 20 minutes. The survey is open until January 20th and can be filled in online.
If you don’t have a New Year’s resolution yet, no worries, be inspired by one of the videos below and remember: every day is the first day of a new year!
The Bow River: Irrigation and Food, The End of Abundance: Food & Water, Rainwater Harvesting & Food Security- Part 1, Water: Source of Food Security, Think Beyond the Tap: An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water and Food Security, Do you speak SRI?, Awakening Hope, Innovations for Food Security: The Business of Sustainable Land and Water Management
Wishing you a very happy New Year!