World Bank Expands Support for Indonesian Food, Water Security

The World Bank has approved $150 million to finance the second phase of a program that aims to help strengthen water and food security in 14 Indonesian provinces.

The first phase of the Water Resources and Irrigation Sector Management program, which began in 2003, helped Indonesia implement its water law. The second phase, meanwhile, will focus on boosting agricultural productivity in irrigated areas and improving capacity in irrigation and water basin resource management. It will involve a series of training exercises at the central government, provincial and district levels, among other activities.

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