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Pounding yam fufu in Poyentanga. Photo: Esther Wahabu / IWMI

“If I want a piece of land to do something and...

How gendered roles and labor allocations are impacting livelihood spaces in Upper-West Ghana.
Nasia river. Hamish John Appleby / IWMI

Reviving Ghana’s green belt

The fight for Ghanian forests requires a blend of science, local wisdom, and collaborative action.
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Humming a new tune on World Toilet Day: Creating value through...

Work by IDS and partners, including IWMI, has looked at urban sanitation challenges in Nepal, India, Ethiopia and Ghana.
Community members assembling the fish cage. Lawrence Armah Ahiah/Fisheries Commission Ghana

Reeling it in: How aquaculture is improving livelihoods and nutrition in...

A pilot project is introducing aquaculture in small reservoirs in a sustainable and scalable model.
Peter Oppong on his cocoa farm in the Ashanti region. Kekeli Gbodji / IWMI.

Peter Oppong’s inspiring journey

Smallholder farmers like Oppong are reaping the benefits of solar-powered irrigation, a cost-effective and easy-to-implement technology.
A woman farmer inspecting a sprinkler

IWMI part of global, five-year program to build sustainable food systems

IWMI will implement the Innovation Lab for Irrigation & Mechanization Systems, funded by USAID and led by University of Nebraska.
Cover photo: Rice farming in Pakistan. Faseeh Shams/IWMI

August-September 2023 research journal roundup

IWMI contributions to research in August and September of 2023

Cocoa Farmers in Ghana Show Strong Interest in Solar-Based Irrigation, but...

IWMI research shows that cocoa farmers in Ghana are interested in solar-powered irrigation pumps but face financial barriers. Policy changes and education are needed.
CGIAR researchers and key stakeholders of public and private sector at the Circular Bioeconomy Innovation Hub launch in Ghana. Photo: IWMI

A Circular Bioeconomy Innovation Hub takes form in Ghana

To mitigate the negative effects of urbanization on resource use and environmental pollution, 15 key actors in the waste-sanitation-agriculture interface joined efforts to set up a Circular Bioeconomy Innovation Hub in Ghana.
A woman farmer inspecting sprinkler-950. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI

Conference lays out shared vision of strategies and investments needed to...

Affordable finance, digital tools and innovation bundles are among the enablers that can help meet Africa’s irrigation potential of 60 million hectares in the next five years.