Water and Agriculture

Farm produce

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic. –  James H. Douglas, Jr.

Working on the farm

Smallholder family farming—small farms that rely mainly on family labor—is the backbone of agricultural production in developing countries. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), four-fifths of the developing world’s food is a product of small-sized farms

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Farm animals

“Men are not so much the keepers of herds as herds are the keepers of men.” — Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

Drought and famine

Writing or talking about famine and the world’s response to it is not very easy. –  William Shawcross