Netherlands donates $7mn to improve water management in Africa

Netherlands donates $7mn to improve water management in Africa

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Africa: The Netherlands and FAO have recently granted a $7 million donation by the Dutch government to support the use of remote sensing technology in helping water-scarce countries in the Near East and Africa monitor and improve the way they use water for crop production. Dutch-funded project will use satellite data to find land areas where water use is not translating into optimal agricultural production, identify the source of the problem and recommend different planting and irrigation techniques.

"The project uses some of the most advanced technologies and takes into account the ecosystems and the equitable use of water resources," said José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO.

Source: All Africa