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COP28 Head of Delegation statement by IWMI director general Mark Smith

Water and food systems ready to roll out climate-resilient solutions

A ministerial dialogue and a new global partnership at COP28 signal commitment to integrate water and food systems — for both adaptation and mitigation — in national climate plans.
Photo: Jim Holmes / IWMI

Ahead of UN Summit consensus that action on water critical to...

The Food Systems Summit Global Dialogue; Water – the Game-changer for Food Systems has concluded with consensus that water has unmatched utility to support the necessary transformation of food systems.
Photo: CIAT / Georgina Smith

Research shows reducing local income inequality may slow rural-urban migration

Recent research conducted by IWMI, in collaboration with the IFPRI and IFAD, finds that the poorest are likelier to migrate when increases in incomes are accompanied by increases in local income inequalities.
Pumping water from a canal to irrigate farms. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI

Financing a farmer-led revolution in Africa

Farmer-led irrigation offers one of sub-Saharan Africa’s brightest prospects for defeating chronic hunger and making good on the promise of a more sustainable and resilient future.

Water user associations

Learning to deliver on their promise in Africa
A couple working together in a farm where drip irrigation is used to irrigate.

International Day of Rural Women

Securing rights to water for health, food and income
A Kenyan farmer uses a mobile phone in the field. Photo by Neil Palmer (CIAT)

Who can you call?

African farmers get water advice from mobile phones The information revolution has transformed farming in many parts of the world. Sophisticated computer models can now...