Climate Resilient Irrigation Channels
In water-rich Bhutan, some communtiies are suffering chronic water shortages, with severe impacts on agricultural livelihoods. With a government-led project supported by UNDP and the Global Environment Facility, farmers now have ample water to irrigate their fields, and are seeing crop yields increase as a result. The new system - based on pressurized piped irrigation channels - is more efficient and easy to maintain, producing uninterrupted flow, and zero loss of water.
For more information, see story 'Climate-resilient irrigation scheme helps revive rice cultivation in Sergithang Gewog, Tsirang' (December 2019)