Participatory Irrigation Management
Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Written by Michael Diza and George Bestari under the guidance of Vinod Thomas, Director General, Independent Evaluation.
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Asia’s population is expected to reach 5 billion by 2050, with an estimated 1.5 billion more people to share its land, water, and food resources. Meeting the region’s food demands will therefore require more efficient use of resources, including irrigation systems, to boost agricultural productivity. Looming climate change effects and declining water resources only complicate the task.