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The Kulun-Yanyuoyiri Bridge. Photo: Ibrahim Abu Abdulai

Unlocking rural development

Understanding the drivers of social transformation and climate resilience in rural communities provides evidence for further development action.
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IWMI and partners map the state of water across Africa

Earth observation platforms and data will support decision-makers in the management of flood and drought risk.
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The sanitation circular economy - rhetoric vs. reality

IWMI researchers call for a sanitation circular and solidarity economy which explores innovative economic solutions for the most basic of human needs in ways that are wired for inclusivity.
Pounding yam fufu in Poyentanga. Photo: Esther Wahabu / IWMI

“If […] there is a small boy in the house, he...

How gender roles and labor allocations impact livelihood spaces in the Upper-West region of 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