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  • Tapping Africa’s groundwater potential

    Imported, WLE October 1, 2013 at 04:36 0 comments

    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 water for agriculture is a big challenge. There may be plenty to go around during the rainy season, but when the downpours stop things get […]

     
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    Strategies for Managing India’s Groundwater

    Imported, WLE February 12, 2013 at 06:24 0 comments

    This piece was originally posted on the Waterscapes Blog on February 11th. Aditi Mukherji, water professional and researcher at IWMI, shares conclusions from her study on minor irrigation schemes in India.  Mukherji and her colleague Stuti Rawat found that the rate of growth of India’s groundwater structures is slowing down; […]

     
  • Community-based Groundwater Governance: why China can make it work and India can’t

    Community-based Groundwater Governance: why China can make it work and India can’t

    Imported, WLE December 4, 2012 at 04:14 0 comments

    The International Water Management Institute-Tata Policy Research Program Annual Partners’ Meeting (ITP-APM 2012) got down to business last week in Anand, Gujarat.  Researchers and partners discussed some of India’s most pressing water management problems. A child in China plays with a waterhose.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons A key focus was groundwater […]

     
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    CPWF Project Leader Aditi Mukherji Wins Borlaug Field Award

    Announcements, Homepage Highlights, News September 12, 2012 at 02:50 0 comments

    IWMI senior researcher, Aditi Mukherji, who leads the CPWF-Ganges project on ‘water governance and community-based management’, was recently awarded the new Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation.  Dr. Mukherji is being recognized for her pioneering work on groundwater irrigation for agriculture in India. When more […]

     
  • What will the African Agriculture Revolution look like?

    This story first appeared in the Agriculture Rural Development Day Blog Africa is going through its own agriculture revolution. According to studies from the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, Africa can produce 3-4 times more food through improved agriculture water management practices. The learning event on “How can […]

     
  • New Publication: CPWF papers in best of Stockholm World Water Week 2009

    Announcements, CPWF in the News, News October 24, 2011 at 14:30 0 comments

    CPWF Phase 1 learning was highlighted in “On the Water Front: Selections from the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm”. Two papers from CPWF were part of the “Best of” publication paper. The first paper is entitled “The green-to-blue water continuum: An approach to improve agricultural systems’ resilience to water […]

     
  • Scaling up water-efficient farming in India (SG508)

    Indo-Ganges, Phase 1, Phase 1 Indo-Ganges October 21, 2011 at 07:37 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Selecting and scaling up water-efficient farming and groundwater recharge systems among 3,000 small-scale farmers (SG508) Introduction Water availability especially the groundwater is a big concern in the project area in Rajasthan, India. Farmers grow water intensive crops with inefficient irrigation practices due to several reasons: wasteful practices, […]

     
  • Improving catchment and water-use efficiency (SG506)

    Phase 1, Phase 1 Volta, Volta October 21, 2011 at 07:34 0 comments

    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 […]

     
  • Groundwater irrigation in the Volta Basin (PN65)

    Phase 1, Phase 1 Volta, Volta October 21, 2011 at 07:00 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Shallow groundwater irrigation in the White Volta Basin (PN65) Introduction Over the past years, recurrent droughts/spells or frequent floods have led to food insecurity and increasing poverty in the White Volta Basin (WVB) where formal irrigation benefits only a limited number of farmers. Hundreds of rain-fed smallholder […]

     
  • Indo-Gangetic Basin Focal Project (PN60)

    Indo-Ganges, Phase 1, Phase 1 Indo-Ganges October 21, 2011 at 06:53 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Tackling water and food crisis in South Asia: Insights from the Indo-Gangetic Basin (PN60) Introduction The indo-Gangetic basin is currently witnessing an unstoppable boom in groundwater pumping in its northwestern region. At the same time a large region in the eastern part of the basin (eastern India, […]