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Revitalizing Irrigation

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Type: Working Paper
Author: International Water Management Institute
Date: 2010
Agency: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: IWMI Water Issue Brief, no. 9
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7669
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Africa
East Asia
Subject(s): irrigation
population growth
Abstract: "Asia is the world's most populous continent, containing 60% of the world’s people. Africa comes second, with 12% of the world’s inhabitants. As the world's population rises from 6.8 to more than 9 billion by 2050, both these continents will face increasing demands for food and water. During the Green Revolution of the 1960s, irrigation helped India stave off famine and reduce rural poverty. Today, irrigation is stagnating. It is declining across Asia and is not widespread in Africa."

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