TAG: solar irrigation

Solar-powered farming is quickly depleting the world’s groundwater supply

Tushaar Shah, a Scientist Emeritus at IWMI, comments on the rapid spread of solar pumps among rural communities in many water-starved regions, including India.

How a solar revolution in farming is depleting world’s groundwater

Tushaar Shah, a Scientist Emeritus at IWMI, comments on the rapid spread of solar pumps among rural communities in many water-starved regions, including India.

The challenges associated with the proliferation of solar irrigation pumps

IWMI's Marie-Charlotte Buisson spoke to Radio Canada about the particular challenges of solar-powered irrigation.

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.

Online modules on Solar Irrigation for Agricultural Resilience launched!

The IWMI-led project’s main goal is to contribute to climate-resilient, gender-equitable, and socially inclusive agrarian livelihoods in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan by supporting government efforts to promote solar irrigation.

Agriculture climate science in Zambia gets boost with launch of new World Bank-backed grant

The World Bank and IWMI will rapidly scale climate science to support agri-business in Zambia, tackling the climate challenge head on through the new AICCRA-Zambia Accelerator Grant.

Four ways IWMI is using water to advance climate adaptation and mitigation around the world

During COP26 and beyond, IWMI will continue to advance a wide range of water-focused climate solutions and develop a diverse set technical, policy, and financial tools.

Thinking Hydrologically

Water is running out in Central Asia. New approaches to water regulation, energy production, and agricultural education are necessary to be able to feed the region.

Study finds public investment in farmer-led irrigation is more likely to benefit cash-crop cultivators and the wealthy

A recent study by IWMI provides important insights for efforts to expand farmer-led groundwater irrigation (including solar irrigation pumps) in Ethiopia.

Can solar pumps unlock Ghana’s irrigation potential?

New IWMI research indicates over 2 million hectares potentially suitable for solar photovoltaic (PV) pumping – and proposes sustainable business models for capturing the solar market opportunity.

How market knowledge is powering Africa’s solar irrigation sector

Data-driven tools are helping solar irrigation companies target their products and services to the right people, in the right way.

Women in Leadership: behind the scenes

Even in countries where gender norms prevail, women have, and will continue to, forge a path to leadership. With support from organisations like the CGIAR and IWMI, we can continue to equip both men and women with the knowledge and tools to lead.

A new tool to help scale water innovations

Making innovative water management and irrigation technologies available to farmers on a massive scale is crucial if we are to meet growing food demands and mitigate climate change impacts.

How to grow nutritious food without over-extracting groundwater

It is important that our agriculture and electricity policies are geared towards the condition of groundwater resources.

Press Release: Project makes water from the sun for climate smart farming

World’s largest user of groundwater for agriculture looks to solar for a more sustainable future.  

World Water Day and more: Giving nature its due

The theme for World Water Day 2018 is 'Nature for Water' – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

IndiaSpend.com: Gujarat’s Solar Irrigation Cooperative Has A Solution For India’s Groundwater Crisis

India is the largest user of groundwater in the world.

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