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Linking water and food security on World Water Day 2012 – Food security begins at home

posted 6 Jul 2012, 01:38 by RCN Uganda

The Hague / Accra, 21 March 2012: On a day when the UN is highlighting water and food security, the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is calling for policy changes to promote the use of water at home to boost people’s livelihoods. Homestead-level, small-scale production from livestock and vegetable gardens makes the difference for millions of poor families. IRC and partner organisations are pressing for the value of water use for food and income at household level to be given greater recognition and acknowledged in bylaws and local policies as well as in the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH programmes.

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