The University of Southern Queensland ‘s National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture has been looking into ways to help rural farmers in the Eastern Gangetic Plans better manage their water resources in collaboration with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
Many farmers in the region, which includes Nepal, India and Bangladesh, struggle during the summer months to water crops with the available surface and ground water. The aim of the project is the help the farmers become more efficient in how they use the available water, and thereby open up options for how they live their lives.
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