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Smallholder farming and irrigation

by Krishnamurthy Sriramesh, IITA in 2012

Close collaboration with partner organisations is essential for the optimum use of resources, knowledge, technologies, access to cutting-edge science and technologies, mutual learning and for making a positive impact on the livelihoods of poor farmers. This article explores different aspects of...

by E Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs in 2012

The 2012 budget speech highlighted that water delivery had increased from 59% in 1994 to a national average of 94.7 % access to basic water services for all South Africans – an increase of 35.7%. The backlog now stands at 5.3%, or some 710 000 households compared to 3,9 million households in...

by Kanayo F Nwanze, IFAD President in 2012

Investing in agriculture in developing countries is the single most effective method of improving food security for the world’s poorest people, while also stimulating economic growth. Growth generated by agriculture is at least twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth in other sectors....

by Parliamentary Monitoring Group Minutes in 2012

At a meeting to report back on the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP), MAFISA, Ilima-Letsema, Landcare & other Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries new programmes, the Chairperson remarked there were two main issues that needed to be looked at thoroughly...

by Mluleki Mrwebi, Bush Radio in 2012

The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs says South Africa's drinking water remains among the best in the world, and it is improving. Municipalities last year achieved a further average water quality improvement of nearly 15%. But the department’s director of water service regulation,...

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