Better Crop Yields Better Life

Event: 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

Better Crop Yields Better Life

This video documents how the challenges of getting water to serve highland areas of Tamayong in the Philippines' southern island of Mindanao have been largely overcome by a new irrigation system.

Who's Growing Tomorrow's Food?

Event: 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

Who's Growing Tomorrow's Food?

Majority of the youth have left Nepal to seek better employment opportunities in foreign countries. This video shows how the leftover population in the country are learning sustainable agriculture and conserving limited water resources and precious soil to produce tomorrow’s food.

Growing Cities, Hungry Mouths, and Women Farmers: Why Participation Counts

Event: 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

Growing Cities, Hungry Mouths, and Women Farmers: Why Participation Counts

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Multiple challenges such as limited recognition impede women’s participation in the agriculture sector. More can be achieved in irrigation when women farmers are encouraged to participate and reach their full potential in light of changing economic and social patterns, increasing populations, and diminishing water resources.

Delivering Results: Improved Irrigation Financing in Asia

Event: 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

Delivering Results: Improved Irrigation Financing in Asia

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The struggle for more efficient irrigation financing remains a challenge both in the public and private sectors. Stakeholders need to work together to find sustainable solutions for long-term gains toward improved financing that will deliver the desired results.

Challenges in Scaling Up Integrated Approaches: ADB Perspectives

Event: 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

Challenges in Scaling Up Integrated Approaches: ADB Perspectives

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Asia faces the daunting prospect of continuously having to cope with population growth, urbanization, and water insecurity, among other serious issues. Innovation and new technology across multiple sectors are vital to scaling up different approaches in meeting various challenges from the region.

Can Irrigation Institutions Perform Better?

Event: 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

Can Irrigation Institutions Perform Better?

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Modernization addresses the need to constantly manage change with the environment, the systems, and the needs of water users. This presentation itemizes the key components of change, the constraints that prevent institutions from embracing change, and the tools needed to empower them.

India's Experiences in Modernization of Irrigation Management

Event: 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

India's Experiences in Modernization of Irrigation Management

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A scorecard of irrigation schemes completed in India's Madhya Pradesh Basin since 2010 is featured in this presentation. It also discusses how huge gains were achieved through better irrigation planning and governance, and strategic integration of technology.

Changing Rural Dynamics and the Future of Irrigation

Event: 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

Changing Rural Dynamics and the Future of Irrigation

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This presentation shares the vision for water and food security in Asia and the Pacific by 2030. Making investments and providing an enabling environment for farmers, civil society, and the private sector in a number of key action areas will contribute to the attainment of this vision.

Can We Secure Asia's Water by 2050?

Event: 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum

Can We Secure Asia's Water by 2050?

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The International Water Management Institute emphasizes productive and sustainable water management as a business case for the planet, focusing on solutions that cut across sectors. While the challenges are varied and dynamic, there are equally extensive solutions that can be put in place.

Session Video - Complicated, Multifaceted, Communication in Post Conflict Myanmar

Event: Complicated, Multifaceted, Communication in Post-conflict Myanmar

Session Video - Complicated, Multifaceted, Communication in Post Conflict Myanmar

Asian Development Bank’s James Leather and Lainie Thomas explain the importance of communication to the Eindu to Kawkareik Road Improvement project in Myanmar. The discussion centers on the communications plan—how it was conceived and developed, how it is to be implemented, and how to ensure its sustainability as the project moves forward.