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Events 2012: Asian Irrigation Forum

Asian irrigation Forum, 11 Apr - 13 Apr 2012.Irrigated agriculture has been the backbone of rural development in Asia. About 70% of the world’s irrigated area is in Asia. The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, released by the International Water Management Institute in 2007, noted that “the challenge for irrigated agriculture in this century is to improve equity, reduce environmental damage, increase ecosystem services, and enhance water and land productivity in existing and new irrigated systems.”