London : Improved agricultural water management could significantly boost agricultural production and reduce hunger, while at the same time making up for population growth, say researchers. Investing in crop-water management could halve the global food gap by 2050 and buffer some of the harmful climate change effects on crop yield, the study said, reports IANS.

“Smart water use can boost agricultural production – we have in fact been surprised to see such sizeable effects at the global level,” said lead study author Jonas Jagermeyr from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research,  Germany. If implemented, global kilocalorie produce could rise by 40 percent.

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