From the IFPRI Blog, Ruth Meinzen-Dick explores the potential of experimental games to help communities better manage their jointly used resources, like groundwater for better irrigation practices. Written on the occasion of World Water Week in Stockholm.
Water experts estimate that only 4 to 7 percent of arable land is irrigated in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the lowest ratio across the world. A new special series on small-scale communal irrigation in South-Eastern Africa is calling for donors to develop a viable, sustainable and inclusive business model for small-scale public irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In order to be able to effectively respond to severe drought, governments need almost real-time data on moisture levels and vegetation. IWMI, through WLE and CCAFS, is providing this information to governments in South Asia.
CGIAR will host 4p1000, a new initiative which places soils at the heart of climate solutions. To help us halt the warming of our world, it is time to take a good look beneath our feet. Capturing soil carbon in soils is one of our best bets for mitigating significant greenhouse gas emissions.
As local disaster management authorities rush to respond to ongoing, severe floods in Northeast India, researchers at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) are providing valuable support in the form of rapid-response maps, based on high-resolution satellite images.
By Keith Shepherd and Rolf Sommer - How we manage soils is crucial to tackling climate change. Today, August 2, is Earth Overshoot Day for 2017, which aims to highlight the moment each year when our use of the planet’s resources tips into “overdraft”. The day helps to highlight why restoring landscapes, particularly soils, has benefits for food security, livelihoods and the climate.
In this most recent update from the IISD on the SDGs, the roll-out of Index-based Flood Insurance (IBFI) in Bihar, India is featured. IBFI was developed by IWMI through WLE and CCAFS to improve the resilience of farmers to climate disasters, like floods and droughts.