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Photo from COP26

With COP26 in the rearview, where do we go from here?

IWMI and One CGIAR look forward to the work ahead post-Glasgow, as determined as ever to help communities and governments across the globe lay the foundation for a sustainable, climate-resilient, and water-secure future for generations to come.
Sewagegn, a local smallholder farmer, and Gebeyaw, a data collector, set up Sewagegn's solar powered pump to irrigate her backyard garden in Danghesta, Amhara region of Ethiopia. Photo by Mulugeta AyeneWLE.

Experts unite to find the best ways to scale up farmer-led...

It makes sense to encourage farmer-led irrigation, to capitalize on benefits, but how can we do so inclusively and sustainably?
Farmer Yatin Kumar in front of his solar irrigation pump site. Photo: Metro Media / IWMI

CGIAR funders pledge $650 million for farmers’ climate adaptation

At the UN Climate Action Summit, a global coalition of funders promise more than $650 million to help 300 million smallholder farmers adapt to climate change.
Woman fetching water from a small reservoir close to a pumping point-Hamish-John-Appleby

When small is beautiful – but not spectacular

Taking stock of a widespread water intervention in Africa.
Launch of the JVL Fortifier Compost Plant

A milestone on the road to greener economies

New plant to deliver a safe nutrient-rich fertilizer made from recycled waste

Success stories give the low-down on uptake

Research only solves problems if it is put into practice. With that in mind, researchers from IWMI and several other large organizations spent three years...

Sub-Saharan Africa: Making the case for groundwater

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...
Photo: Claudia Ringler (IFPRI)

Tapping Africa’s groundwater potential

The subcontinent has lots of groundwater, but most farmers cannot get to it. For millions of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), access to sufficient...
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IWMI at World Water Week 2012

New study shows potential for food security, IWMI receives the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize, and more!

Rural21.com: Farmer-led irrigation schemes could transform food security

A new study finds that small-scale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers from food insecurity and climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa and South...