World Bank Blog: Examining the pandemic’s impact on the irrigation and drainage sector and opportunities for recovery

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Title: Examining the pandemic’s impact on the irrigation and drainage sector and opportunities for recovery

Authors: Peiter Waalewijn, Karin Krchnak, Ijsbrand Harko de Jong, Sventlana Valieva

Published: 22 June 2020

“Every industry, sector, and economy has suffered from the devastating effects of COVID-19. The irrigation and drainage (I&D) sector is no exception, as the pandemic continues to have complex and far-reaching impacts across the water-energy-ecosystem-food nexus. As an enabler of hundreds of millions of agricultural jobs in rural areas, the sector enables the world’s critical production systems, livelihoods for the majority of the world’s poor, and holds the keys to shift to greener recovery.”

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