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 This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close.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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Empowering smallholders

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

English

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. GWI West Africa's work focuses on improving the livelihoods of family farmers around large dams.

The Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa, is an initiative funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and implemented by IIED with IUCN.

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

English

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. GWI West Africa's work focuses on improving the livelihoods of family farmers around large dams.

The Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa, is an initiative funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and implemented by IIED with IUCN.

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

English

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. GWI West Africa's work focuses on improving the livelihoods of family farmers around large dams.

The Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa, is an initiative funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and implemented by IIED with IUCN.

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

English

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.

The workshop sought to foster the interest of government authorities and technical and financial partners in the participatory planning process undertaken in the Sélingué basin to improve agricultural advice services, and engage them in the implementation process.

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

English

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.

The workshop sought to foster the interest of government authorities and technical and financial partners in the participatory planning process undertaken in the Anambé basin to improve agricultural advice services, and engage them in the implementation process.

This report sums up the objectives and progress of the workshops, analyses their outcomes and lays out the action points agreed upon by participants.

Land tenure conditions and the viability of irrigated rice farming

English

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. Allocation of insufficient land makes the main purposes of large dam projects – to combat poverty and to increase national cereal production – more difficult to achieve. Research by the Global Water Initiative (GWI) at three dam project sites in West Africa shows that the area of land allocated per family is usually about 1 hectare (ha).

National exchange and validation forum on the improved operating contract for ONAHA's irrigated agricultural schemes

English

The national exchange and validation forum on the improved operating contract for ONAHA's irrigated agricultural schemes was held on 6 August 2015 in Konni. This event was organised by the National Office for Irrigation Schemes (ONAHA), in partnership with GWI, and implemented by IUCN and IIED.

Date: 
6 August 2015
Location: 
Konni, Niger

The Global Water Initiative in West Africa will be at this year's World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from 23-28 August, 2015.

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