In Niger, in a context threatening the sustainability of irrigation schemes, securing land tenure helps sustain the investments of the State and the future of farmers. A practical guide, the Guide to securing land tenure in irrigation schemes in Niger, is now available to accompany and facilitate this operation at the national level. This fact sheet details the context and the issues that led to the development of this guide and presents its characteristics and structure.
Fact sheets/Fiches d'information
This factsheet outlines how local smallholders and agricultural advisory service (AAS) providers in the irrigation scheme around the Selingué dam in Mali came together to develop a detailed action plan to improve the availability and quality of AAS.
This factsheet outlines how local smallholders and agricultural advisory service (AAS) providers in the Anambé valley, in Senegal, came together to develop a detailed action plan to improve the availability and quality of AAS.
This factsheet outlines how local smallholders and agricultural advisory service (AAS) providers in the irrigation scheme around the Bagré dam in Burkina Faso came together to develop a detailed action plan to improve the availability and quality of AAS.
The Anambé irrigation scheme charter sets out management principles for efficient and sustainable agricultural development. The charter is based on a consensus between river basin users and local authorities. Now the challenge is to put this into practice.
This fact sheet describes how the economic benefits of Kandadji dam in Niger could provide long-term development for local people through a local development fund, the 'FIDEL-K' (Local Investment and Development Fund for the Area Affected by the Kandadji Dam).
This factsheet looks at how considering the people most directly affected by dam construction projects as partners and beneficiaries allows local and national development priorities to be reconciled. Pilot studies for the Fomi dam project in Guinea offer insights into this approach and are launching the debate around it.
This factsheet looks at how GWI West Africa has worked with rural communities in the Anambé river basin in Senegal to raise awareness of local land use planning processes (POAS) in their local areas. This approach has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of conflicts over land in the region, and could be replicated elsewhere.
This factsheet provides an overview of the work of the Global Water Initiative in West Africa between 2012 and 2017, which focuses on 'water for agriculture'. The Global Water Initiative is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the West Africa programme is implemented by IIED and IUCN.
This factsheet establishes a foundation for discussions between the state and investors as part of the establishment of a future growth pole at Kandadji in Niger. In Niger, as in other countries in West Africa, the government is developing initiatives to attract private investment in agriculture. In this context, the installation of a “growth pole” based on irrigated agriculture around the Kandadji dam is emerging as an important catalyst for this process in Niger. Proper preparation to enable "quality" investments in Kandadji is crucial.