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WATER MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) led Water Enabler Compact (TAAT-WEC) stands uniquely as a pillar for meeting water needs in crop production systems.  IWMI – whose mandate is to ensure a water secure world – has committed to making its proven irrigation and water management technologies available on a massive scale to lift smallholder farmers across Africa out of poverty.

Crop cultivation in Africa is largely rain fed. Small-scale farmers depend on rainfall and climate variability and change lead to reduced productivity or entire crop loss. Securing water resources for agriculture is key to increasing resilience of African farmer’s. In irrigation schemes over-irrigation leads to lower crop yields, to water scarcity and reduced crop yields elsewhere, and to environmental degradation. TAAT-WEC irrigation technologies contribute to increased water productivity. We aim at optimizing the use of scarce water resources to maximize crop yields. Our interventions contribute to increased production, that contributes to increased income and food security of the rural population.

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Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation – Water Enabler Compact (TAAT-WEC)
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Affordable and efficient irrigation and water conservation solutions for farmers in Africa

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TECHNOLOGIES BEING SCALED UP

  • TAAT-WEC enables the following commodity compacts:
    • Wheat
    • Rice
    • Sorghum
    • Maize
    • OFSP

  • Three groups of irrigation and water management technologies are being brought to scale:
    • Engineered Irrigation Surfaces
    • Efficient Water Lifting and Application Technologies
    • Irrigation Scheduling Technologies

Contact
Dr Sander Zwart
IWMI,
PMB CT 112 Cantonments Accra, Ghana
Telephone: +233 302 784 752
s.zwart(a)cgiar.org

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