Eco-superstar and Co-founder of Kopali Organics and La Ecovilla, Creator of the Punta Mona Center for Sustainable Living and Education and co-producer of the Envision Festival in Costa Rica: Stephen Brooks, gives the TEDxSanMigueldeAllende Talk, "The Pursuit of Sustainable Dreams: Permacuture & Quality of Life".
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This video examines the principles of sustainability indicators. It provides an overview of several different approaches to measuring sustainability.
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* Website - http://locallyabundant.weebly.com/ * Summary: "In the summer of 2011, two young Maritimers, Justin Cantafio and Ryan Oickle, departed on a journey that would take them across Canada and back in just under four months. We left from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and traveled as far as the Discovery Islands Archipelago of British Columbia, before heading back on our return. Along the course of our travels we lived and volunteered on 10 small-scale organic farms using Canada's World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) network. Our objective was to connect with the individuals on the front line of sustainable food production and distribution, in a country whose agricultural policies are favorable towards the large-scale and unsustainable production of market commodities. During our travels we became working and living members of the farms we visited. In addition, we wrote blog entries for friends and the WWOOF network, collected scientific data for the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, and filmed footage of our experiences. Our hypothesis going in to the trip was that not only is small-scale organic agriculture a biophysically viable alternative to the dominant yet unsustainable form of industrialized conventional agriculture and food distribution so common today, but that it also serves as the foundation for truly happy and healthy people, communities, and ecosystems. We filmed our experiences with the hopes of creating an educational documentary film while paying homage to the 10 farms and hosts that made our journey possible in the first place. It's been a year since the conclusion of our journey, and we can both say with absolute confidence that we confirmed our hypothesis, while producing a film that we are proud of. We hope that this amateur/non-profit film lends itself to be a tool for opening eyes, spreading awareness, and reconnecting individuals and communities through the one thing that binds us all. Food." * Contribute via PayPal - http://goo.gl/wxl1HZ
Views: 114155 Ryan Oickle
This video looks at the meaning of sustainable development and why the current best practices prescribe participatory methods. It also presents a visual model for sustainable development that is closer to the physical reality than the "triple bottom line" model of environmental, equity, and economic goals.
Views: 55573 Linda Vanasupa
Peter Vikesland is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research involves the application of fundamental chemical principles to the study of natural and engineered systems. A present focus is on the use of nanotechnology for the detection and remediation of environmental contaminants. Parallel ongoing studies also seek to examine the potentially damaging impacts of nanotechnology on environmental systems. Vikesland has received research support from the US National Science Foundation, the Water Research Foundation, the William and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is a NSF CAREER Awardee and he and his students have received numerous awards acknowledging their efforts in the field of environmental engineering and science. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Plain and simply, without our farmers Ibex would not exist. New Zealand isn't home to the some of the finest fiber on this planet just because of the Merino sheep who live there. Quality wool starts with the farmers who manage those sheep. Our farmers care deeply about animal welfare and implement environmentally sustainable practices. Their principles ensure that future generations will be able to live off the land like the generations of Merino farmers before them. Cheers to our farmers and their sheep.
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http://HowToMoveToCostaRica.com/FREE-course The vision of this community is the integration of both community and sustainable agriculture. We are creating a model environment through regenerative design processes, where we live in greater harmony with one another and the landscape around us. In the celebration of diversity, equality, being connected to nature and democracy, we support the foundation for an enriching quality of life. This is a family friendly place, which I believe is the foundation of any community. Enjoy and dream! http://HowToMoveToCostaRica.com/FREE-course Learn how to get a higher lifestyle, paying less money. Move to Costa Rica (the easy way) with our FREE course at http://HowToMoveToCostaRica.com/FREE-course --------------------------------------- Website: http://TheSundanceFamily.com Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Rawfoodfamilylife Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheRawfoodfamily Twitter: http://twitter.com/Rawfoodfamily Get instant access to 5 free, nutrition-packed, easy to make raw food recipes. http://welcome.therawfoodfamily.com/ Give your kids something healthy to eat and yourself a life outside the kitchen as well! Download them now at http://welcome.therawfoodfamily.com/
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Alex from the Morogoro based NGO Sustainable Agriculture came to present his NGO and the principles of Organic Farming to the farmers of Choma village. The farmers were very interested and hope to be the next group to be trained in Organic Farming by Sustainable Agriculture. At the campsite, we will reserve space for an organic vegetable garden, where visitors can also get to know organic farming techniques and taste organically grown vegetables and fruits.
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A session delivered by Mr Mathew John, Founder Member, Keystone Foundation, to the MBA students of PSG Institute of Management ( PSGIM ), Coimbatore, India. This session was delivered to the students as part of their course on 'Green Marketing'. Mr Mathew John is a member of the Participatory Guarantee Systems committee IFOAM as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the PGS Organic Council (India). Web address of Keystone Foundation is http://keystone-foundation.org/
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Organic, High Yield Agriculture (Room B) With Christopher Daugherty Biologic cultivation is pushing the envelope of advanced agriculture, emphasizing sustainability and optimized growing environments. This in-depth workshop will inform gardeners and farmers of the latest industry innovations: the strategies, products and processes that add up to profitable, ecologically sustainable agriculture and high quality organic crops. The session takes a detailed look at holistic farming and gardening gear, practices and techniques that will deliver higher quality medicine and more nutritious foods while preserving a healthy growing environment season after season.
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Lecture by Bran Govaerts during the 2008 CA international training course. Conservation agriculture is a more sustainable and productive farming system relying on three principles: reduced tillage, residue retention and crop rotation.
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http://www.ScienceBookMix.com This is the summary of Ecological Principles of Agriculture by Laura Powers, Robert McSorley.
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Organic Farmer Phil McGrath discusses the 2 fundamentals of organic farming- crop diversity and growing vegetables in their natural season.
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An award from the UEA Alumni Fund set in place collaborative events between the School of Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA). Whilst BIO and SCVA are close geographical neighbours on the UEA campus, cutting-edge research in biology and the arts are not easily compatible and there have been few direct links between these departments. Thus, the interactions promoted by this Alumni funding was extremely beneficial in the preparation and development of multi- and inter-disciplinary teaching and research. The project was used to extend events and exhibitions at the SCVA in order to develop links between biology and the arts. The film linked to these web pages records one of the events that the project was involved with, and it provides a lasting archive that will help inform future discussions of such inter-disciplinary interactions. During the lifetime of this Alumni project, the exhibition at the SCVA that had most direct relevance to the topic was "Basketry: Making Human Nature", which was in progress from 8 February -- 22 May 2011. Therefore, it was decided to develop a number of activities to link to this exhibition, which culminated in staff involved in this project participating in the "Late Shift" event that took place at SCVA on the evening of Wednesday 18 May 2011. This event was free and open to anyone, so a diverse audience attended -- as can be seen on the associated film!
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The training aimed to enhance the participants' knowledge, skills and performance on livestock-based farming system and technology promotion and update them on the principles and practices of sustainable / organic agriculture. Specifically, the training was designed to enable the participants to: 1. Discuss the overview of the Livestock Industry in region 02 and in the Philippines as well as the road map of the Livestock Program of region 2; 2. Discuss the Agri-Pinoy Framework in relation to sustainable livestock-based production; 3. Appreciate and explain the advantages of practicing diversified livestock-based farming systems; 4. Discuss Organic Agriculture: Concepts, Aims and Principles; 5. Rationalize the contents and scope of RA 10068 of 2010; 6. Explain the Certification Standards in practicing organic agriculture; 7. Demonstrate the preparation and application of Natural Farming Inputs (NFIs); 8. Discuss updates on organic small ruminants, chicken, swine and herbs production; 9. Enumerate some ecological pest management practices; and 10. Prepare action plan in promoting livestock-based farming system cum organic agriculture in their service area.
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About The Speaker: Geoff Lawton is an internationally - renowned permaculture educator, consultant and practitioner. He emigrated from England to Australia and later studied permaculture with Bill Mollison in Tasmania. He established the Permaculture Research Institute at Tagari Farm in New South Wales, Australia, a 147 acre farmstead previously developed by Mollison. PRI was eventually moved to Zaytuna Farm, in The Channon, where it continues today. Since 1985, Geoff has designed and implemented permaculture projects in 30 countries for private individuals and groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, & multinational corporations. He has taught the Permaculture Design Certificate course and designed permaculture projects in 30 countries. The Permaculture Research Institute supports the establishments of Permaculture Master Plan sites worldwide as demonstration sites and education centers that network their research information through. www.permacultureglobal.com. About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) This event was held in Ajman, UAE. 31st of March, 2012
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Permaculture Elder Tom Ward takes us on a 10 minute animated tour of Wolf Gulch Farm in Southern Oregon, USA. It was designed using Permaculture principles and laid out using Keyline patterning. Tom's narrated journey explores water supply and storage, soil building, wind and air drainage, cropping, and an enlightened perspective on the watershed and the future of farming in harmony with natural forces. This video was produced by Andrew Millison as part of the course content for his online Permaculture Design Course and Advanced Design Practicum, taught through the Horticulture department at Oregon State University. Please visit pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/permaculture-design-certificate-online to register for courses. Check out my podcast www.EARTHREPAIRRADIO.com
Views: 163123 Andrew Millison
Permaculture is already in Europe - Poland. Permaculture draws from many other fields, including organic farming and solutions: agroforestry. Design principles are derived from science and systems ecology study of pre-industrial examples of sustainable land use. Permaculture, the eco-design, which aims to develop sustainable human settlements and agricultural systems, trying to model them in natural ecosystems.
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Agricultural biotechnology is a growing sector in North Carolina. With a great pipeline of research, vibrant agricultural biotechnology companies and a trained workforce, North Carolina and agricultural biotechnology have a bright economic future. Learn how agricultural biotechnology saved the state's cotton industry in the mid-1990s. Then, learn about recent developments that have been made by three North Carolina-based agricultural biotechnology companies -- SoyMeds, Medicago and Advanced Animal Diagnostics.
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With just one-tenth of an acre of space, it's possible to grow your entire diet, claims a Northern California gardening research group. Back in the 1970s, Ecology Action and group founder John Jeavons outlined a system called Grow Biointensive. Biointensive agriculture isn't a new way to garden, but instead it relies on principles used by ancient Greek, Roman and Chinese. It focuses on teaching individuals- not large-scale farmers- to enrich their soil so that they can grow their own food close to population centers. Outlined in Jeavon's book "How to Grow More Vegetables: Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine", Grow Biointensive uses 8 principles: compost application, deep soil preparation, intensive plant spacing, companion planting, carbon farming, calorie farming, open-pollinated seeds, and farming as a whole system. Biointensive mini-farming techniques, according to those at Ecology Action, make it possible to "produce 2 to 6 times more food, build the soil up to 60 times faster than in nature, if properly used reduce by half or more the amount of land needed." In this video, we visited the a Grow Biointensive demonstration garden in Palo Alto (run by the organic garden center Common Ground) where Robin Mankey shows us strategies for calorie farming like double digging and planting 60% carbon, or compost, crops to maintain soil fertility and talks about how if we want to grow our own, we'll likely have to change our palate (think amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat and sorghum). More info in original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/biointensive-mini-farming-grow-more-food-in-less-space/
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Go to https://FoodAbundance.com to join the Food Abundance movement. Excerpts from Hope in a Changing Climate (http://www.open.edu/openlearn/whats-on/ou-on-the-bbc-hope-changing-climate) Part I: Loess Plateau, China - http://youtu.be/sK8JNXHcBMA Part II: Ethiopia - http://youtu.be/mbEM6DCTK3Y Part III: Rwanda - http://youtu.be/BVxVC7PuEL8 Large, decimated ecosystems can be restored. Bringing large areas back from environmental ruin is possible, and the results are key to stabilizing the earth's climate, eradicating poverty and making sustainable agriculture a reality. Under the guidance of a few people who have knowledge and vision, local uneducated rural poor can to restore empty, degraded ecosystems -- transforming them into fertile, life-sustaining environments which enable people to break free from entrenched poverty. This is the simple application of Agricultural Natural Technology Solutions and Permaculture Design principles, such as earthworks, water harvesting, soil building, creating biodiversity. The area of restoration on the Loess Plateau in China is the size of Belgium and thousands of years of subsistence farming had made it barren and infertile. In 1995 the Chinese Government, with support from The World Bank, took drastic action to rehabilitate the plateau, and local people -- seen as both perpetuators and victims of the devastation -- became part of the solution. They completely transformed 8.6 million acres of wasteland into hyper-productive land. This caused a 300% increase in agricultural income and enabled millions of local family farmers to break free from entrenched poverty. Anybody can take a Permaculture Design Course and learn how to do this in their local area or internationally. There are over 1,000 such courses taught all over the world each year. You can find one here: http://permacultureglobal.com/users or take one online: http://permaculturevisions.com It is time to solve hunger worldwide, through creating local food abundance.... Anyone can do it, once you learn how. (Thank you Environmental Education Media Project & Dr. John D. Liu) To join the Food Abundance movement, go to https://FoodAbundance.com
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This film shows our urban/slum concept model which showcases how to grow food in a urban/slum setting using many of the principles of sustainable farming we currently teach to rural smallholder farmers. The project has a typical urban dwelling of 3 m2 with a 5 m2 garden plot and demonstrates over 30 different ways to grow food and earn a living. It incorporates fish farming, poultry, using tyres as raised beds, growing fruit, vegetables and medicinal plants in sacks, composting, water purification, rainwater harvesting, cooling systems and the use of biogas and solar energy.
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http://www.ScienceBookMix.com This is the summary of Handbook of Precision Agriculture: Principles And Applications (Crop Science) by ANCHA SRINIVASAN.
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Bill Vorley identifies inconsistencies between domestic ambitions and the UK's development agenda, and solidarity principles in food and agriculture policy to reconcile them. Bill Vorley is Principal Researcher, Sustainable Markets Group and Team Leader, Market Governance and Business Models at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
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http://www.ScienceBookMix.com This is the summary of Science in Agriculture: Advanced Methods for Sustainable Farming by Arden B. Andersen.
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Grass Routes is an annual sustainability festival hosted at the University of Winnipeg, developed by the University of Winnipeg Students' Association and the Campus Sustainability Initiative. Grass Routes 2012 occurred March 12-16th. On Friday March 16th, 14 local speakers shared solutions they are working on to make Manitoba a cleaner, healthier, more just place to live. Find the full Solutions program details online at http://www.theuwsa.ca/events/grass-routes. Growing food close to Winnipeg and using organic and ecologically based production principles means decreasing the negative ecological impacts of global food distribution models. By applying these principles to local food distribution systems (CSA model and direct marketing) we can reduce our use of non-renewable energy while building stronger communities. We are young local food producers doing just this, but the movement needs to grow. We need public education regarding the strength of food dollars as part of a larger environmental, political, and social movement; we need to encourage more young people through peer support, government programs, funding, and community support to start producing food; and we need more opportunities to talk about successes to encourage others to produce food as part of a diverse set of livelihood activities.
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Go to https://FoodAbundance.com to join the Food Abundance movement. Less than 2 miles away from the Dead Sea, the desert comes to life, even though the local "experts" said it could not be done. Fruit trees bearing fruit within 4months... impossible. Soil becoming less and less salty... impossible. Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a whole-systems approach to the design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. The Permaculture site design process looks like landscape architecture, but has the goal of developing systems for more productive yet sustainable and regenerative agriculture, for permanent cultivation. Using Permaculture Design, you can make almost any wasteland become productive. This is the ultimate of sustainability. If you would like to get trained in this science, you can find a Permaculture Design Course near you at http://permacultureglobal.com/users or can even take a course online at http://permaculturevisions.com Using this "technology", even the driest desert can produce be designed to produce in abundance. It is time to end hunger worldwide, through creating local food abundance.... Anyone can do it, once you learn how. To join the Food Abundance movement, go to https://FoodAbundance.com
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In this webinar from 2010, Cindy Daley, professor in the College of Agriculture at the California State University, Chico, will address the basic principles of how to set up a grazing system which will improve pasture quality and animal performance.
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Sign up for my daily-ish email, or my devious plots for world domination: http://richsoil.com/email.jsp http://permies.com http://veganicpermaculture.com Helen Atthowe considers economic benefits (profit!) in organic farming systems vs. permaculture farming systems (aka: conservation farming; agricultural ecology conservation farming). Benefits include: less labor, less land, zero spraying for insects, less fertilizer, less weeding, While organic farming focused more on managing crops, soil fertility, reduction of pests, and reduction of chemicals. A permaculture farm is more about managing natural inter-relationships with plants, insects and wildlife. Relevant threads at permies: http://www.permies.com/t/2230/permaculture/Helen-Atthowe-goddess-soil http://www.permies.com/t/7027/permaculture/Conservation-Farming http://www.permies.com/t/5914/farm-income/permaculture-organic http://www.permies.com/t/8249/permaculture/Biodynamic-vs-permaculture http://www.permies.com/t/3679/farm-income/local-vs-organic music by Jimmy Pardo
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Jerry Brunetti presents "GFN Series: Cancer, Nutrition & Healing" at the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's 21st Annual Farming for the Future Conference in State College, PA. More information at http://www.pasafarming.org/conference
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/12/joel-salatin-pioneers-sustainable-agriculture.aspx Internationally renowned natural health physician and Mercola.com founder, Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm.
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This video was produced as part of a "Principles of Ecology" course term project.
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Part 5: National Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Conference and predictions for the future. Title: Oral history Interview by Jane Gates with Charles A. Francis with an introduction by Jayne MacLean. Disclaimer: The National Agricultural Library does not verify the accuracy of the accounts described herein by participants in an Oral History Project. These oral histories are expressions of the views, memories and opinions of the interviewee. They do not represent the policy, views or official history of the United States Department of Agriculture or the National Agricultural Library. Authors: Francis, Charles A. MacLean, Jayne T. Gates, Jane Potter National Agricultural Library (U.S.) Published: Beltsville, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library; Washington, D.C., 1990. Series: Alternative Farming Systems Information Center Oral History Interview Series. Note(s): Interview was conducted on August 15, 1990. AGRICOLA Record: http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&CNT=20&CMD=CAT91940003 Description: Dr. Charles A. Francis served as Director of the Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Francis's research has focused on the areas of long-term and flexible crop rotations, on-farm research design and interpretation, and the interface between urban and rural areas. As an author, speaker, and professor, Dr. Francis is an influential spokesperson on behalf of sustainable agriculture.
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Vegetable gardening has a few very important principles that are associated with it. Learn the principles of vegetable gardening with help from a farm manager in this free video clip. Expert: Morgan Milne Bio: Morgan Milne has a BS in Horticulture December 2008 at North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Filmmaker: Joe Ensley Series Description: Vegetable gardening can be a great way to enjoy all of your favorite veggies right in your own back yard. Learn about vegetable gardening with help from a farm manager in this free video series.
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http://guarding-our-earth.com/organic-fertilizer/go-farm-fertilizer Bulk Farm Fertilizer Prices As Low as $15 / acre / app Organic fertilizer is often not as cheap as it could be. And, even though prices have come down a bit, conventional fertilizer pricing is still high and fluctuates considerably with crude oil pricing. If you're looking for a way to purchase cheap fertilizer without resorting to purchasing to purchasing an agriculture fertilizer that is poor quality or won't provide the results you need, then the video above should be just what you're looking for. Bulk organic fertilizer can be hard to come by, and even greater is the difficulty of finding such a product that actually offers profitable results. Even in large quantity, often the wholesale price of organics can be significantly higher than is feasible for most farming operations. Wholesale fertilizer prices should actually offer you a way to SAVE money so that you can increase your profits. AGGRAND organic farming fertilizer offers you just that - money savings and effective results which will absolutely increase your profits. Quit researching bulk fertilizer distributors. We have exactly what you need and we've got it for a price you can afford. Bulk Farm Fertilizer Prices: http://youtu.be/hnvpo5TvMWc
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In West Bengal, more than 4 millions rural household would benefit from investments in agriculture water management. The introduction of small rainwater harvesting reservoirs has resulted in benefits, including cultivation of fallow land, higher crop intensity due to cropping in the dry season, new crops, more livestock and aquaculture. Wider access to groundwater through the use of electric and diesel pumps could benefit from nearly 1 to over 4 million farming households. For more information or feedback, contact [email protected] © FAO: http://www.fao.org & IWMI: http://www.iwmi.org