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  • A young rice farmer at Sélingué, Mali. A new report urges governments and development agencies to develop context-specific strategies and support systems for agricultural advisory services that meet the needs of local farmers (Photo: Mike Goldwater)

    Growing rice needs more than soil and water

    Research in West Africa finds that smallholder farmers are not benefiting enough from investments in irrigation because they are not getting access to the agriculture services they need

    30 September 2016 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • The GWI website (Photo: IIED)

    New website focuses on dams and family farming in West Africa

    A website has been launched that focuses on large dams, irrigated agriculture, land tenure and family farming in West Africa:

    15 January 2015 | News | Natural resource management
  • Manantali dam in Mali (Photo: OMVS/SOGEM via Google license)

    Dams in Africa: Combining national and local development

    The economics and distribution of development benefits of large dams continue to be a source of controversy. Every dam is different, and efforts to generalise from a few (often well known, but sometimes exceptional) examples continue to cause challenges in reaching common ground on the past development contribution of the 50,000 dams worldwide today and the need for more

    9 December 2014 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • People from Kandadji village, which is due to be flooded, meet to discuss resettlement plans (Photo: Jamie Skinner)

    Niger hosts forum on securing land rights in irrigated areas

    On 7-8 May, in the town of Konni, Niger's Minister of Agriculture will chair a national forum on legal protection of land tenure in irrigated areas. The forum will be attended by representatives from government, regional and local authorities, local groups, the private sector and civil society

    7 May 2014 | News | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Is this a climate change issue or a human rights issue?

    We had been driven for seven hours from Dhaka through hair-raising traffic to see some of the practical approaches that Caritas was using in th

    29 March 2011 | Blog | Natural resource management
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