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Securing land tenure of smallholders in West African large scale irrigation schemes - Learning from the experiences in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

17 June to 19 June
2016Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Securing land tenure of smallholders in West African large scale irrigation schemes - Learning from the experiences in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

Workshop objectives and participants

Organised by the Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA) (West African Farmer Organisations’ Network) and GWI, and facilitated by The Rural Hub, this regional workshop aimed to contribute to the development and implementation of policies to ensure better land tenure security for smallholder irrigated rice farmers in West Africa by promoting land management experiences in large scale irrigation schemes, including in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Representatives of farmer organisations, regional integration institutions, research institutes, state departments and agencies, NGOs and field experts from the three countries and at regional level took part in the workshop discussions.


 

Workshop outputs

For the workshop recommendations and conclusions, please see the summary of the conclusions and recommendations [in French only] and the results of the working group discussions [in French only].

You can read all the presentations from the workshop below [in French only], or directly on GWI West Africa's Slideshare page:

Introductory presentations: 

  • L'initiative pour l'irrigation au Sahel -  Clément Ouedraogo - coordinateur du programme de gestion de l'eau au Comité permanent inter-états de lutte contre la sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS) et coordinateur régional du Projet d’appui régional à l’initiative pour l’irrigation au Sahel (PARIIS/SIIP)

Feedback from Burkina Faso: 

Feedback from Niger: 

Feedback from Mali: 

Other presentations: