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  • Cities and water: sinks or sponges?

    Imported, WLE September 23, 2013 at 07:31 Comments are Disabled

    The 16th International River Symposium, taking place in Brisbane this week, provides an opportunity to look at how urban areas influence rivers and the links between water, food and energy. Jeremy Bird, Director General of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), is speaking at the symposium on the essential role […]

     
  • World Water Monitoring Day: Good gulps in Ghana

    Imported, WLE September 18, 2013 at 03:33 Comments are Disabled

    World Water Monitoring Day: Making Accra’s water safe to drink World Water Monitoring Day, on September 18th, aims to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by empowering citizens to carry out basic monitoring of their local water bodies. IWMI’s research is contributing to improved […]

     
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    Are Innovation Platforms Improving Crop-Livestock Value Chains in Ghana?

    Basin, Homepage Highlights, Research, Volta August 30, 2013 at 08:13 Comments are Disabled

    ‘Innovation platforms’ are currently receiving a lot of attention amongst the international agricultural research community. Just last month, CPWF held a side event at Africa Agriculture Science Week on the various types of engagement platforms its programs in the Volta, Nile and Limpopo rivers basins are exploring. So what are […]

     
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    Urgent action needed to prevent food shortages in West Africa’s Volta Basin

    Basin, Volta July 17, 2013 at 04:55 Comments are Disabled

    A new blog post by CIAT discusses land degradation and food security challenges in West Africa and features interviews with researchers working on CPWF projects in the Volta Basin. Read more…

     
  • ypard

    Three young professionals face the realities of agricultural research for development in West Africa

    Basin, Homepage Highlights, Volta July 7, 2013 at 06:03 2 comments

    This story was originally published on the YPARD (Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development) blog on 4 July, 2013. I have been travelling to Ghana and Burkina Faso to visit two ILRI Research fellows whom I am supervising. They are currently finishing their data collection in the field with the CGIAR Challenge […]

     
  • African Agriculture: Does farm size really matter?

    African Agriculture: Does farm size really matter?

    Imported, WLE February 7, 2013 at 08:46 Comments are Disabled

    Addressing Africa’s real agricultural issues. Among the issues exercising the minds of those concerned with the future welfare of the African continent and its people is the issue of farm size.  Many debate if land should be in the hands of larger scale commercial farmers or a multitude of smallholders. […]

     
  • Evolution of AWM

    Are we learning from the past?

    CPWF recently published the fourth paper in its research for development series, entitled ‘Evolution of Agricultural Water Management in Rainfed Crop-Livestock Systems of the Volta Basin’. The paper presents findings of a comprehensive review of more than four decades of agricultural water management work in the Volta Basin and provides […]

     
  • Research into Use Project on Benefits of Shallow Groundwater Irrigation (RiU PN65)

    Basin, Research into Use, Volta January 5, 2012 at 10:09 Comments are Disabled

    Full Title: Enhancing uptake and socio-economic benefits of shallow groundwater irrigation in the White Volta Basin Introduction One Phase 1 project, entitled ‘Shallow groundwater irrigation in the Volta basin’ (PN65) characterized the bio-physical, technical, economic, and environmental features of shallow groundwater irrigation in the Atankwidi catchment. The study specifically confirmed […]

     
  • Improving catchment and water-use efficiency (SG506)

    Phase 1, Phase 1 Volta, Volta October 21, 2011 at 07:34 Comments are Disabled

    Project title: Improving catchment and use efficiency of water for high-value dry season crops (SG506) Introduction In the driest regions of Ghana, the traditional system of excavating the farmlands to access water for post-rainy season farming leads to farmland degradation, inadequate water to meet cropping requirements, reduced farm sizes and […]

     
  • Water rights in the Limpopo and Volta Basins (PN66)

    Limpopo, Phase 1, Phase 1 Limpopo, Volta October 21, 2011 at 07:01 Comments are Disabled

    Full Project Title: Water rights in informal economies in the Limpopo and Volta Basins (PN66) Introduction Driven by the new global discourse in the 1990s on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in general and market-driven water allocation in particular, new water legislation and related institutional innovation strengthened the legal device […]