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Institutional diagnosis of farmer organisations around the Sélingué dam in Mali

May 2017
NYETA Conseils

GWI West Africa

In 2013, GWI initiated a participatory process on agricultural advisory services around the Sélingué dam in Mali, to change the relations between the Sélingué Rural Development Office (ODRS) and farmer organisations (FOs).



Study on the experience of agricultural advisory services in the new (Kandadji, Famalé and Gabou) and former (Namardé Goungou and Konni) irrigated schemes in Niger

March 2017
CESAF Consult

GWI West Africa

In Niger, the National Office for Irrigation Schemes (ONAHA) sought GWI's support to examine how to improve smallholders’ performance in irrigated schemes.



Analyse des systèmes de production du périmètre irrigué de Sélingué (Mali)

January 2017
Frédéric Bazin

GWI West Africa

The development of irrigation is one of the priority strategies in the Sahel countries to tackle poverty and food insecurity.



Towards a shared vision: action plans for adapted advisory services in West Africa’s rice irrigation schemes

November 2016
Barbara Adolph

GWI West Africa

Farmer organisations and government agencies managing large scale irrigation systems in West Africa need to collaborate to agree on a vision for agricultural services that increases scheme viability while meeting the needs of different types of farmers.



Bagré: towards customised advisory services that work

October 2016
Serge Alfred Sedogo

GWI West Africa

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. 



Anambé: towards customised advisory services that work

October 2016
Modou Diouf

GWI West Africa

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. 



Sélingué: towards customised advisory services that work

October 2016
Bamadou Cessouma

GWI West Africa

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. 



Towards a shared vision: Advisory services that work for smallholders and government in West Africa’s large irrigation schemes

September 2016
Barbara Adolph

GWI West Africa

Large government-managed irrigation schemes in West Africa are expected to meet the ambitious rice production targets of governments and ensure the livelihoods of small scale rice producers.



Securing land tenure for farmers in the Sélingué and Maninkoura irrigation schemes

April 2016
Amandine Adamczewski-Hertzog

GWI West Africa

This study presents the results of field interviews with farmers, managers and the private sector from the Sélingué and Maninkoura (Mali) irrigation schemes to discuss how the current terms and conditions of the farming contract are implemented.



Building better dams by sharing the benefits (International Water Power and Dam Construction magazine)

April 2016
Jamie Skinner

International Water Power and Dam Construction magazine

The work of GWI West Africa was featured in the April 2016 edition of International Water Power and Dam Construction magazine, in an article entitled: Building better dams by sharing the benefits.



Financing family rice farming to improve performance of large dams

February 2016
Frédéric Bazin

GWI West Africa

Governments need to improve access to seasonal credit if they want a return on investment in large-scale irrigation for rice farming.



Managing land and water resources by consensus: the Anambé irrigation scheme charter

January 2016
Modou Diouf

GWI West Africa

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.

 

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