The Global Water Initiative (GWI) was an action-research and advocacy programme that ran from 2008-17. The project is now closed. This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close. After that date, information about the project and core GWI technical publications will continue to be available from the IIED website and Publications Library.

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Publications

Action plan to improve agricultural advice services in the irrigated areas around the Selingué dam in Mali

January 2016
Atelier

GWI Afrique de l'Ouest

This document, based on a consensus between stakeholders, sets out a roadmap for the development of effective agricultural advice services and the improvement of agricultural productivity in the Sélingué area. 

Action plan to improve agricultural advice services in the Anambé valley in Senegal

January 2016
Atelier

GWI Afrique de l'Ouest

This document, based on a consensus between stakeholders, sets out a roadmap for the development of effective agricultural advice services and the improvement of agricultural productivity in the Anambé basin. 

Linking demand and supply of agricultural advice around large dams: the case of Niandouba and Confluent in Senegal

December 2015
Souleymane Cissé, Modou Diouf

GWI West Africa

This study is part of a process of action research on agricultural advisory services in three pilot sites in Burkina Faso (Bagré), Mali (Sélingué) and Senegal (Niandouba) in the context of the Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa.

Linking demand and supply of agricultural advice around large dams: the case of Bagré in Burkina Faso

December 2015
Serge Alfred Sedogo, Tsuamba Bourgou

GWI West Africa

This study is part of a process of action research on agricultural advisory services in three pilot sites in Burkina Faso (Bagré), Mali (Sélingué) and Senegal (Niandouba) in the context of the Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa.

Linking demand and supply of agricultural advice around large dams: the case of Sélingué in Mali

December 2015
Bamadou Cessouma, Younoussa Touré

GWI West Africa

This study is part of a process of action research on agricultural advisory services in three pilot sites in Burkina Faso (Bagré), Mali (Sélingué) and Senegal (Niandouba) in the context of the Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa.

Moving toward a common agenda for agricultural production in large dam-irrigated areas: Summary of Mali workshop

December 2015
Workshop

GWI West Africa

This report summarises the outcomes of a national workshop on agricultural advice services organised by GWI West Africa and its partners in Bamako, Mali, on 11 June 2015.

Workshop report on the validation of the Anambé irrigation scheme charter

December 2015
Modou Diouf

GWI West Africa

This report contains the full details of a workshop organised by GWI and SODAGRI in Kolda on 29 September 2014, where participants discussed and endorsed the Anambé irrigation scheme charter. 

Moving toward a common agenda for agricultural production in large dam-irrigated areas: Summary of Senegal workshop

November 2015
Workshop

GWI West Africa

This report summarises the outcomes of a national workshop on agricultural advice services organised by GWI West Africa and its partners in Dakar on 1 June 2015.

Moving toward a common agenda for agricultural production in large dam-irrigated areas: Summary of national workshops

November 2015
Atelier

GWI Afrique de l'Ouest

This report summarises the outcomes of three national workshops organised by GWI West Africa and its partners in Dakar, Ouagadougou and Bamako on 1, 4 and 11 June respectively.

Local financing of operating costs and maintenance of water points

August 2015
Mary Allen, Adama Belemvire, Awa Ka

GWI West Africa

A major challenge for rural water supply in Africa is ensuring the operation of water points in a sustainable manner.

Land tenure conditions and the viability of irrigated rice farming

August 2015
Frédéric Bazin

GWI West Africa

Analysis of land allocation strategies in irrigated agriculture schemes in West Africa yields lessons which can guide the design and implementation of current and forthcoming projects.

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