Blog Data-driven tools are helping solar irrigation companies target their products and services to the right people, in the right way.
By Thai Thi Minh, Senior Researcher – Upscaling Innovations, IWMI, and Cecily Layzell, IWMI Consultant
Farmers attending a solar irrigation pump demonstration by Pumptech during a fieldtrip to Bawku, Ghana. Photo: Thai Thi Minh / IWMI
‘Know your customers’ is arguably the first rule of marketing. By identifying and ...more
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The benefits of solar energy for domestic and productive use have long been recognized in countries where there’s low access to the power grid. But getting the right technologies to the right clients is often complicated by weak supply chains, high costs and a poor understanding of local market needs.
In Ghana’s Upper East Region, IWMI has been ...more
CGIAR’s new ambitions are defined by a set of impact areas, with water – and therefore water systems science – at the heart of each. This is part of a series of blogs that will explore the linkages between water and each of these impact areas. In this case we focus on nutrition, health and food security.
Drip irrigation used ...more
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Branded “The Climate Change House” and located within the premises of the Upper West Regional Department of Agriculture, the office will serve as the headquarters for all project activities in the Upper West, parts of Savannah and North East Regions.
REACH is a project supported by the EU and is being implemented by the German Development Organisation Competitive ...more
Blog By: Esther Wahabu, Research Officer– Social Sciences, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Accra, Ghana
Prachi Patel, Migration Communications Consultant, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Pennsylvania, United States
In Ghana, regional and district planning officials are responsible for assessing issues around gender, migration and climate resilience in their communities, and then creating plans for sustainable and inclusive development based on their findings. But ...more
By Eleanor Ross, Strategic Communications Specialist, IWMI
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is female leadership. When we hear these words, the women who come to mind are those visible in the political arena who are inspirational to many. Women like Angela Merkel, Jacinda Arden, Michelle Obama, Malala Yusuf and Greta Thunberg. Making their presence felt, their voices heard in ...more
By Thai Thi Minh, Senior Researcher – Upscaling Innovations, IWMI
Petra Schmitter, Research Group Leader – Sustainable and Resilient Food Production Systems, IWMI
Making innovative water management and irrigation technologies available to farmers on a massive scale is crucial if we are to meet growing food demands and mitigate climate change impacts. However, scaling efforts often fall short because they do ...more
Esther Wahabu, Research Officer – Social Sciences, IWMI, Accra, Ghana
Women planting onions in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Photo: Hamish John Appleby
Covid-19 has been a huge barrier to women’s empowerment, both in the global north and the global south. In both regions, women have found themselves suddenly away from the workplace and back in the home, responsible for ...more
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to ensure clean water and sanitation for all. The two are closely interconnected: a lack of adequate sanitation and waste management infrastructure and processes has long-term negative impacts on water supply and quality.
Workers turning compost made from fecal sludge and organic waste. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI
Several countries have successfully introduced initiatives to ...more
As technologies such as solar-powered pumps become cheaper and more accessible, smallholders across the Global South are gradually expanding their irrigated land. This farmer-led irrigation (FLI), whereby farmers drive the establishment, management and improvement of irrigated agriculture, has the potential to transform food and water security, enhance resilience to climate change and promote sustainable livelihoods. But with a long way ...more