Weather patterns, increasingly becoming more inconsistent with climate change, have led to drought, destroying local crops and resulting in malnutrition. One solution to improve efficiency and protect against drought conditions is improved irrigation techniques. Through a series of pipes and trenches, water is pumped to each farmer’s plot. Crop yields grow, even creating a surplus that can then be sold for a profit at local markets. However, these methods are not cheap, and their use is only possible through WH grants and partnerships with local villages and farmers. The revenue helps to create local businesses especially those created by women. Beyond the irrigation system, a combination of hybrid seeds, pesticides, and fertilizer further improves crop yields and reduces malnutrition in communities with these irrigation techniques.
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