Types of Agricultural Water Use

There are two main ways that farmers use agricultural water to cultivate crops: This is the natural application of water to the soil through direct rainfall. It is fully reliant on rainfall water for irrigation purposes. Relying on rainfall is less likely to result in...

244 000ha of crops ravaged by rains, drought in Mozambique

Over 244 000 hectares of various crops have been damaged by heavy rains, flooding, tropical storms, and drought in Mozambique during the 2021/22 summer farming season. Data from Mozambique’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says the crop losses will...

Morocco: Agricultural Sector Suffers Due to a Lack of Rainfall

In comparison to the previous year, Moroccan dam reservoirs designated for agricultural use have a 2 billion m3 deficit in water reserves. While assessing the current agricultural campaign at the House of Representatives, Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries,...

10 Ways to Care for Soil Through a Drought

You have to prepare for every eventuality if you run a sustainable homestead. It’s easy to rest on your laurels when the weather cooperates. What do you do when it doesn’t? Climate change means many regions face droughts severe enough to cause widespread displacement...

Rwanda: FAO set up Clean Water Facility for Farmers

Farmers in Rwanda, in the western district of Rulindo are predominately vegetable growers and need a huge amount of clean water. More than one-third of farmers have limited access to clean water and depend on rainfall as one of the few options to water their crops....