Global Waters, March 2012 - PDF

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As we celebrate this year’s World Water Day theme, food security, we certainly can’t ignore the critical role water plays in agriculture and the degree to which these two sectors of USAID’s work are increasingly integrated.

With 70 percent of the freshwater available for human use going to agriculture, one of our primary objectives at USAID is to promote strategies to improve nutrition and stabilize food supplies and markets in regions that have been hit hardest by drought and other extreme weather conditions due to climate change. Never has it been more important or challenging to maximize outputs while minimizing reliance on the very limited water resources available in much of the developing world.

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Last updated: September 20, 2013