Water is a vital resource for agriculture and it is important to be efficient with water usage in order to maintain a healthy and sustainable farm. When water is in short supply, it is important to rethink some practices to obtain maximum benefit from available water. It makes sense to exchange management and labor for water use efficiency. Because irrigation districts must keep their systems charged with water, these practices have a greater impact as more growers use them.
The ROOTS project is dedicated to increasing agricultural productivity in order to combat both hunger and poverty by implementing innovative irrigation practices that improve water efficiency, gaining an economic advantage while also reducing environmental burdens. The project focuses on small farmers in developing countries who often lack the resources to adopt these practices on their own. Through training and capacity building, the ROOTS project seeks to empower these farmers to make sustainable changes that will improve their livelihoods and contribute to food security.