FANRPAN at World Water Week 2017 African smallholder irrigation: double yields with half the water!

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) will participate in World Water Week, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute. World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe's water issues.

This year's event will take place from August 27 to September 1st, and will focus on "Water and Waste - Reduce and Reuse." One key objective of World Water Week is to track water in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

FANRPAN in partnership with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Australian National University is co-convening the following session:

African smallholder irrigation: double yields with half the water!
Wednesday 30 August
Room: NL 357

The session will consider new ways of working with irrigation communities in Africa to intensify sustainable agricultural production profitably by using water more efficiently, reducing waste of land and nutrients and facilitating socially-inclusive investment. The audience and panelists will discuss the scalability of recent experiences of innovation platforms in smallholder irrigation and new business models to achieve development goals. The session will share experience from three major programs, providing guidance on how to transform smallholder irrigated agriculture in Africa and double yield with half the water by facilitating the right feedback mechanisms to develop adaptive systems.

Follow FANRPAN on social media during the conference on Twitter, as well as the larger discussion surrounding the event by using the hashtag #FANRPAN_water and #WWWeek.

The full program is available here

Wednesday, August 30, 2017