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Global Science-Policy Forum: Socially Inclusive Solar Irrigation Systems

This forum will bring together stakeholders from across the world to discuss solar applications in agriculture in South Asia.
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BARC, IWMI sign MoU to strengthen research on agriculture

The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) and IWMI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen research in irrigation and agriculture water management within Bangladesh.
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Solar pumps are empowering women farmers in India

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.
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Solarising Nepal’s irrigation canals

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.
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.
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Making Nepali farmers happy

The integration of groundwater-based irrigation systems with farmer-managed irrigation systems holds great potential, says IWMI researchers.
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Conference lays out shared vision of strategies and investments needed to...

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. 

Sustainable groundwater development through solar irrigation in India

In an op-ed on Gaon Connection, Alok Sikka argues that solar irrigation is an opportunity to manage groundwater and help Indian agriculture adapt to climate change.
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Climate change is hurting India’s rice crop

Aditi Mukherjee explained that, with extreme weather events affecting cropping patterns, growers need to be equipped with new farming methods.
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Supporting Nepal’s hill farmers to enhance their livelihoods through mixed farming

The hilly region of Nepal faces low productivity issues in the mixed farming system due to its’ challenged agro eco-system.