TAG: sub-saharan africa

Conference lays out shared vision of strategies and investments needed to catalyze farmer-led irrigation development in Africa

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. 

Customary water tenure: How can recognition and protection be improved?

New research identifies legal pathways for better recognition and protection of customary water tenure in sub-Saharan Africa as well as concrete solutions to improve current water law and water infrastructure development programs.

Water for whom? Realizing contemporary water allocation through age-old customary tenure practices

Ultimately, rights-based water resource allocation may appear to be the most effective to address legal pluralism for poverty alleviation and broad-based agricultural growth.

VOA News: The impact of large and small dams on malaria transmission in four basins in Africa

IWMI’s Jonathan Lautze discusses a new study that looks at the relative impact of small and large dams on malaria transmission in four river basins in Sub-Saharan Africa – the Volta, the Limpopo, the Omo-Turkana and the Zambezi.

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.

Can adaptive management combat agricultural uncertainty in Ethiopia?

New IWMI findings suggest that adaptive management, a structured approach to decision-making in the face of uncertainty, can help achieve sustainable agricultural transformation.

Thomson Reuters: It’s time to look underground for climate resilience in sub-Saharan Africa

A recent study sheds new light on the climate-groundwater relationship, finding that the 2015-2016 El Niño weather event replenished groundwater very differently in southern Africa and in East Africa just below the equator.

Call for participants: 100 critical research questions for decision-makers in sub-Saharan Africa

Achieving food and nutrition security, reducing inequality, and preserving terrestrial ecosystems.

Water user associations

Learning to deliver on their promise in Africa

Water for Food International Forum

Creating fertile ground for innovation in agricultural water management.

News.VideoNews.us: Dams increase risk of malaria infections in Kenya

The study conducted by researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) correlates malaria infections with the location of dams in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Is small beautiful for Africa’s farmers?

How local solutions to water access could deliver sustainable growth.

ScienceDaily.com: African dams linked to over one million malaria cases annually

New study urges future dam projects to consider better disease control measures

OutBreakNewsToday.com: Researchers link African dams to malaria, predict new construction will lead to more disease

For decades there has been a demonstrable connection between dams in Africa and an increase in the parasitic disease, schistosomiasis.

EurekAlert.org: African dams linked to over 1 million malaria cases annually

New study urges future dam projects to consider better disease control measures

Malaria link to African dams

New study urges improved control measures

Half empty or half full?

Map shows groundwater irrigation potential in Africa.

Water and poverty

Defining the links October 17 marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In many communities, access to water is potentially a critical factor...

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...

NationalGeographic.com: Small-scale Irrigation Boosts Incomes and Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa

A study by the International Water Management Institute, based in Sri Lanka, estimates that small motorized pumps could expand irrigation by some 30 million...

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