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Harvesting rainwater to weather drought in northeast Argentina

 IPS 09 May 2019

In a semiarid region in the northeast Argentina, farmers have adopted a simple technique to ensure a steady water supply during times of drought: they harvest the rain and store it in tanks. IPS discovers more about the simple yet effective climate change adaptation project being rolled out across the Argentine province of Chaco, where droughts are becoming more common. (1081 Words) - By Fabiana Frayssinet

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Jésica Garay, a young mother who is studying to become a teacher, gets water from the family tank built next to her humble home in the rural municipality of Corzuela in the northeast Argentine province of Chaco. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS

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Local small farmer José Ramón Espinoza stands next to a recently constructed community tank for harvesting rainwater, which will enable a group of families to weather the recurrent drought in Corzuela, a rural municipality in the northeast Argentine province of Chaco. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS


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