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Information and reporting system for
water and agriculture in Asian monsoon areas

Paddy TerracesThe "Information and reporting system for water and agriculture in Asian monsoon areas" is funded by the Japanese Government through project GCP/INT/861/JPN: "Evaluation Study of Paddy Irrigation under Monsoon Regime" (ESPIM).

By providing a possibility to assess and monitor the irrigation and drainage sector in the Asian Monsoon region in general and the paddy production systems in particular, the ESPIM-project will help address the three main issues of major importance related to irrigated agriculture:

  • the impact of irrigation and drainage in paddy production on the natural water balance;
  • the role of irrigation and drainage in paddy production in global food production and food security;
  • the relation between irrigated agriculture and the environment in the Asian Monsoon region.

The immediate objectives of the ESPIM-project to address these issues are defined as:

  1. developing an information and reporting system for water in agriculture under monsoon regime;
  2. promoting and developing improved monitoring capacities regarding irrigation and drainage;
  3. assisting in policy-making processes for improving management of agricultural water resources.

The "Information and reporting system for water and agriculture in Asian monsoon areas" of the ESPIM-project reports on the achievements of the project and provides information on the following issues:

  • Country data - Quantitative and qualitative data regarding water resources and irrigation on the country level.
  • Spatial data - Spatial information on water resources and irrigation.
  • Assessment tools - Tools to assess the performance of irrigation schemes.
  • Policy & Institutions - Background documents to assist policy-making processes on agricultural water resources management.
  • Capacity development - Proceedings on workshops and conferences.