Small scale irrigation projects yield agricultural gains—but create unanticipated problems for women farmers in Tanzania.
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Research in Africa by IFPRI and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) shows organizations should actively engage women in decision-making on smallholder irrigation.
More than 150 participants gathered at a series of workshops in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania to discuss how to improve gender parity in irrigation, focusing on identifying key guiding questions for policy makers and practitioners.
The theme for this year’s World Water Day—“water and jobs”— is intended to draw attention to the often invisible role of water in creating and supporting jobs, and how better water supplies could create better jobs. Nowhere is this more applicable…