On top of its climate benefits, the technology is boosting women’s income and confidence while challenging traditional gender norms, writes IWMI's Tanmoy Bhaduri.
Solarizing Nepal’s extensive irrigation canals offers huge advantages including improved irrigation reliability, higher crop production, greater farm income and improved food and nutritional security, according to IWMI researchers.
Smallholder farmers like Oppong are reaping the benefits of solar-powered irrigation, a cost-effective and easy-to-implement technology.
The integration of groundwater-based irrigation systems with farmer-managed irrigation systems holds great potential, says IWMI researchers.
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.
With extreme weather events affecting cropping patterns, growers need to be equipped with new farming methods.
The hilly region of Nepal faces low productivity issues in the mixed farming system due to its’ challenged agro eco-system.
Solutions have helped to strengthen demand and supply linkages along irrigated agricultural value chains, increasing farmers’ access to solar irrigation technologies and services, and ultimately boosting yields.
IWMI researcher Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi’s collaborative, integrative approach to research yields studies that reveal and address the complex interconnections between water and all aspects of life.
Evidence-based irrigation scaling strategies co-developed by IWMI aim to accelerate innovation in agricultural value chains.