rural irrigation News

  • Rural Development Programme For England Grants for Irrigation

    EDP24 details how farmers looking to secure funds from the Rural Development Programme to future-proof their irrigation needs should do so as soon as possible. The grants have been good sources of revenue to help farm businesses improve their water resource management and, having been available for all of 2014, it is highly likely that a great deal of organisations will be competing to receive a ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Rural India left out of S&T system

    Scientific research in India needs to integrate better with rural development issues say Rajeswari S. Raina and Kasturi Mandal. India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised in January 2012 a massive expansion of funding and facilities for Indian science. The 12th Five-Year Plan (2012–2017) pledges inclusive development through scientific knowledge and technological ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Rural development programmes 2007-2014 approved by the EC

    Country profile GERMANY Size: 357,000 km² Population: 82.31 millions inhabitants (density: 231 ...

  • Pakistan to get $75m for irrigation projects

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide Pakistan with $75 million in loans to build several multi-purpose dams, irrigation canals and drinking water supplies across the Potohar Plateau near Islamabad. The project will improve the livelihoods of about 22,000 farming households by bringing irrigation to 11,500 hectares of agricultural land that used to rely on irregular and unpredictable ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Australian farmers to lose irrigation water

    Farmers would lose more than a third of irrigation water in Australia’s major food bowl, the Murray-Darling, under a plan released on Friday to restore ailing rivers, posing a new headache for the Labor minority government. Farmers and irrigators have warned of farm closures, massive job losses and higher food prices. The move could also see the value of cotton production cut by 25% ...


  • Australian funds flow for irrigation projects

    Grants totalling $4.6 million have been awarded to 14 irrigation water providers to develop modernisation plans for reducing water loss in the water infrastructure that they own and operate. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong said: “The purpose of the grants is to help these water providers identify and consider the range of options available to them to modernise their ...


    By Australian Government

  • ADB assisting Bangladesh in improving irrigation systems

    US$750,000 grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will assist Bangladesh in implementing a planned multi-million loan project in 2010 that will improve irrigation services and further enhance the country's water sector as a whole. The grant, which was approved by ADB's Board of Directors, will assess existing irrigation systems' operations and maintenance planning, as well as their financing ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Funding Available to Farmers to Improve Irrigation Water Efficiency

     The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California, in partnership with DOI's Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), is providing funds to improve the efficiency of agricultural water use in five select locations throughout California. This partnership combines rural infrastructure upgrades with on-farm conservation enhancements.  The deadline to submit an application ...

  • Proposals invited for Australian $300m on-farm irrigation program

    The Rudd Government is calling for proposals for a new $300 million on-farm irrigation efficiency grants program to help deliver a long-term sustainable future for Murray-Darling Basin irrigation communities. Releasing the program guidelines, Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said the funding would help irrigation communities adjust to a future with less water by ...


    By Australian Government

  • Reference panels to advise on Murray-Darling Basin water recovery and irrigation efficiency

    Two new stakeholder reference panels will provide advice to the Australian Government on water recovery and water efficiency issues, Minister for Climate Change and Water, Penny Wong, announced today. Senator Wong said the Water Recovery and Environmental Use Stakeholder Reference Panel and the National Irrigation Efficiency Stakeholder Reference Panel would allow feedback on rural water issues ...


    By Australian Government

  • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Projects to Improve Farm and Rural Business Energy Efficiency

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for 424 projects across the nation that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs, and use renewable energy technologies in their operations. "Today's Rural Energy for America Program announcements will provide further assistance for agricultural producers and rural small ...

  • $500,000 Available to Farmers in the South San Joaquin Irrigation District

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is providing funds to improve the efficiency of agricultural water use in the South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID), Division Nine Irrigation Enhancement Project Area. The deadline to submit an application for assistance is April 29, 2013. "We are proud to offer landowners in this irrigation district ...

  • SMA Partners with Farm from a Box™ to Bring Localized Food Production to Rural Communities Worldwide

    SMA has joined forces with Farm from a Box™ to develop a complete, off-grid toolkit for localized food production. Ideal for remote and rural communities worldwide, this micro-farming solution includes everything from water purification and irrigation to seedlings and solar power, allowing users to produce ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Xylem launches Saajhi treadle pump for small-scale farm irrigation, the first product in new Essence of Life program

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today the launch of an innovative treadle pump called Saajhi, the first product in Xylem’s planned Essence of Life portfolio. Essence of Life is a sustainable business model from Xylem that addresses the fundamental needs of those living at the ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • The Public University of Navarre is participating in a European project on sustainable management and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in irrigation farming

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is used by plants to build their tissues, and when plants die, the carbon can reach the soil in which they grow. If the way of cultivating the earth can be optimized to prevent some of this carbon from returning to the atmosphere in the form of CO2, it will be contributing towards cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, one of the main causes of global ...

  • AUS$5.6m for on-farm water efficiency

    Three water management projects will share in $5.6 million in funding under the Rudd Government’s On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency (Pilot Projects) Program, Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said today. Senator Wong made the announcement in Moree, on day one of a three-day tour of the northern Murray-Darling Basin. “These pilot projects will provide the Government with a ...


    By Australian Government

  • FAO warns of the risk of a double tragedy in the Philippines

    Immediate assistance from the international community for Philippine farmers is critical to avoid a double tragedy befalling rural survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, FAO announced today. FAO is calling on the donor community to urgently step forward and provide more than $11 million to get money to rural people to help clean and clear agricultural land and de-silt irrigation canals in the aftermath of ...

  • Renewed cooperation between CIHEAM and FAO

    The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) based in Paris and FAO will strengthen their cooperation under an agreement signed at FAO's Rome headquarters this week. The Agreement of Cooperation was signed by Bertrand Hervieu, Secretary General of CIHEAM and Hervé Lejeune, FAO Assistant Director-General and Directeur de Cabinet. In it, both organizations agreed ...

  • Adapting agricultural water to climate change

    This policy brief, published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), examines the relationship between climate change, water and food security and outlines potential adaptation strategies and policy priorities for developing countries. Agriculture in developing countries is already under pressure from growing populations, industrialisation and environmental degradation. Climate change is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Australia completes historic purchase of water for the environment

    The Rudd Government today completed the single largest purchase of water for the environment in Australia's history. The Government is buying almost 240 gigalitres of water entitlements for $303 million from Twynam Agricultural Group. That is equivalent to one half of all of the water used in Sydney each year. The water purchased today will be used to restore the rivers and wetlands of the ...


    By Australian Government

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