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 This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close.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

Research published by the Global Water Initiative (GWI) regional programme in West Africa stresses the importance of taking farmer perspectives into account in agricultural policies if food security and returns on investment in large scale rice farming projects are to be achieved.

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