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Water for the Development of Agriculture and Society

Ateeq Rahman, Silvanus Nuuyuni, David Nanhapo, Likius Shipwiisho Daniel


The objective of sustainable agriculture is to meet humanity’s food and textile requirements in the present challenges without compromising for the future generations. At present the world is facing crisis with climate change posing a challenge to water works department at domestic, industrial and agriculture sector. There are many processes commonly used by people working in agriculture and sustainable food systems. Agriculturists employ many techniques to enhance agricultural fertility, cultivation, and minimise water usage while reducing pollution levels in both agricultural and domestic settings. Consumers and stakeholders, particularly retailers, are interested in the advancement of the food and agriculture industry. They are seeking sustainable, environmentally friendly technologies that can be utilised for extended periods of time. Additionally, there is a desire for technologies that can bolster the local economy and accelerate the progress of developing countries, especially in the face of increasing competition in various scientific and engineering domains. Most agricultural practices in Namibia are rain-fed despite the increasing frequency in drought periods. This increases pressure on valuable water resources for irrigation needs. This article focusses on the climate smart agricultural practices are needed to manage and protect freshwater resources. Such may include and are not limited to: Water harvesting techniques, Drip irrigation, Irrigation schedule, Planting pits, Contour ploughing, Climate smart crops and the needs must be implemented in short rain fall in the countries.



Sustainability, Water harvesting, Climate change

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