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Workers turning compost made from fecal sludge and organic waste. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI After the flush: How a project in Ghana is turning human waste into an economic resource (November 17, 2020) - An IWMI-led project in Ghana aims to address issues with insufficient financing and lack of capacity by capturing value (‘CapVal’) from human waste in ways that support a circular economy.
Woman cleaning maize in Gwenia, Kassena Nankana District in Ghana (Photo Credit: Axel Fassio/CIFORC) Rural women are reshaping gender norms in northern Ghana (October 14, 2020) - Understanding how climate, migration, gender roles and Covid-19 affect women and their communities can contribute to well-informed policymaking in the Upper West Region.
The road to climate resilience (May 10, 2018) - Enabling rural communities to draw up action plans aimed at enhancing resilience to climate-related hazards through sustainable management of natural resources.
EnviroNewsNigeria.com: Why Ghanaian rural communities seldom take water for granted (March 21, 2018) - Research in Ghana and other countries suggests that “natural” infrastructure, when properly managed, can also help improve the availability of water, while sustaining the livelihoods of the many people who depend on these natural resources.
AgricInGhana.com: Rural communities in northern Ghana seldom take water for granted (March 21, 2018) - Research in Ghana and other countries suggests that “natural” infrastructure, when properly managed, can also help improve the availability of water.
A crocodile in the Upper East Region. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI Life with grandmother crocodile (February 14, 2018) - The changing benefits of ecosystem services for rural communities in northern Ghana.
Flooded lands around the Bhungroo site in the Weisi community in northern Ghana Making hazards into opportunities (September 15, 2017) - What to do about too much and too little water in northern Ghana.
Nature.com: The new economy of excrement (September 14, 2017) - Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food.
Taking the measure of Ghana’s watersheds (August 15, 2017) - A critical requirement for agricultural intensification.
Fortifer pellets used to grow crops. Press Release: New compost plant to aid the greening of Ghana’s economy (May 11, 2017) - Recycling waste and delivering a safe nutrient-rich fertilizer for food production
WaterAndNature.org: Local benefits highlight role of natural infrastructure in adaptive basin planning (November 18, 2016) - A blog post on the IUCN Water Knowledge Platform about the ‘WISE-UP to Climate’ project by Marloes Mul, Senior Researcher at IWMI.
Ebb and flow in the landscape (April 29, 2016) - Measuring how ecosystems regulate rivers.
Water valve - ghana Dry-season farming (March 24, 2016) - A great opportunity to transform the economy of northern Ghana.
Tending fields by text (September 17, 2015) - Mobile phones and satellite imaging are transforming farming in Sudan.
One of Abdullah’s daughters takes a drink of water from a clay water storage jar. The donkey cart and drums used for transporting water to the house stand behind her. Raising the stakes (February 12, 2015) - Why fences, crop rotation and water storage mean one farmer is no longer losing the plot in Northern Ghana.
Water, food and energy security in the “Urban Millennium” (January 21, 2015) - How do we ensure towns and cities are viable places to live?
Farming on the doorstep (November 13, 2014) - New study reveals scale of cropping in and around cities
Wastewater irrigation in Ghana. Photo: Nana Kofi Acquah Dirty water, dirty crops? (September 25, 2014) - Reducing risks in urban vegetable production.

Crop irrigation with polluted water has caused a bit of a stink with policymakers and the public.
Ghana.gov: Ghana, Burkina Faso and Kenya WISE-UP to Climate Change (May 13, 2014) - IWMI and its partners are working together over a four-year period to demonstrate that natural ecosystems or infrastructure are nature based solutions for climate change adaptation and sustainable development.
Sub-Saharan Africa: Making the case for groundwater (November 18, 2013) - Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have always had to deal with an unforgiving climate. The relentless cycles of drought and downpours that characterize much of the region have shaped agricultural practices for generations. Moreover, weather patterns look set to become even more unpredictable as climate change takes a firmer hold.   Smallholder farmers from the […]