strategy

Accelerating use of agricultural water use technologies

Synonyms:
Facilitating transfer of water-related farming and fishing technology
Context:
Transfer of technology, both horizontal and vertical, needs to be strengthened. Mechanisms to provide credit, input supplies, markets, appropriate pricing and transportation must be developed jointly by countries and external support agencies. Integrated rural water-supply infrastructure, including facilities for water-related education and training and support services for agriculture, should be expanded for multiple uses and should assist in developing the rural economy.

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends enhancing the translation of appropriate water-related farming and fishing systems research results into practical and accessible technology and providing the support needed for their rapid adoption at the field level.

Subjects:
Water
Communications
Agriculture
Farming
Fisheries
Technology
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies