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Sidra, together with the IWMI project team, doing fishpond visits for data collection in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. Photo: Shahid Ali / IWMI

Young researchers who are transforming agri-food systems for rural prosperity

IWMI’s Sidra Khalid and Najeeb Ullah won this year’s Transformative Research Challenge hosted by the World Food Forum.

ACIAR SDIP: Outcomes of greater access to groundwater irrigation

In the past decade, the Indian state of West Bengal implemented three significant policy reforms related to groundwater and electricity.
Photo: Neil Palmer / IWMI

Choosing the collective: Challenging conventional ideas of women’s leadership

Lessons emerging from our research shows that collectives allow bonding and connections through identities other than gender, enabling significant change in entrenched gender-power relations.

BNI Online: Turning off the tap, while tapping into inclusive institutions

As we mark World Water Day, experts and communities alike will be sharing messages on water scarcity under climate change, emphasizing the need to use this precious resource judiciously. ‘Don’t take more than you need,’ they’ll advise.
Fishing in the rice field

Transforming food systems in Southeast Asia

IRRI, WorldFish and IWMI have signed a 5-year agreement that provides the framework for cooperative research.

How a dry village got its feet wet

As Laos seeks to strengthen food security and rural livelihoods, while adapting agriculture to climate change impacts, the potential of groundwater irrigation can only grow. Lessons learned from IWMI’s pilot study should prove valuable for helping realize this potential.
Myanmars Ayeyarwady River is vital for rural livelihoods

World Environment Day

Our rivers are barometers of environmental neglect – it’s time to clean them up

Dynamics of modern day landlordism in the Gangetic Plains

“Control over the means of production by a small landowning aristocracy with political, ideological and economic power over a peasant majority,” is how Karl Marx defined feudalism.

A new type of gender training

The activities and discussions within the manual arose from science-based learning theories, with the intent of radically flattening the prevailing top-down communication structures.

Tenant collectives in North Bihar

A new model for bottom up irrigation and land management for marginal women farmers.

Dr Fraser Sugden, IWMI Nepal