Reports and reference guides
11 January 2016
11 Jan 2016
Agricultural Production and Groundwater Conservation: Examples of Good Practices in Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China
Asian Development Bank
This publication provides examples of how ADB’s development support met the rising challenges in water security, food production, and climate change faced by communities in the Shanxi Province. It describes initiatives in four counties in the Shanxi Province selected as pilot areas, where traditional farmers learned modern methods of groundwater use and management. As a result, options for more sustainable use of groundwater were introduced, while farm labor was reduced, crop yields increased, and water was used more efficiently.