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More effective and sustainable investments in water for poverty reduction
Thiaye, Senegal - A woman watering soil to prepare the ground before planting cabbage © FAO / Olivier Asselin

Water is crucial to economies and livelihoods and it is central for poverty reduction. 

Agricultural water is fundamental to agriculture-based rural livelihoods. Sufficient availability and reliable access to water is a common constraint to production and other activities. In addition, water plays a pivotal role around which other interventions can be organized. In this respect, improving investments in agricultural water management to support smallholders’ livelihoods is a priority in rural areas. This project aims at improving food security and reducing rural poverty of smallholder farmers through providing guidance and technical support to enhance the quality, impact and sustainability of agricultural water management investments.

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