Botswana - Limpopo Basin

CPWF Phase 2 project in the Limpopo Basin Botswana: three technologies, Conservation Agriculture, Small Scale Irrigation and Small Reservoirs. Development of a decision-support tool under the CPWF Phase two programme, project "L1: Targeting and Scaling out". Project webpage: http://waterandfood.org/river-basins/limpopo-2/. Project Funders: CGIAR Challenge Programme for Water and Food; IFAD; SEI. Project partners: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), WaterNet; University of Witwatersrand; International Water Management Institute-South Africa



Burkina Faso - Volta Basin

CPWF Phase 2 project in the Volta Basin Burkina Faso: three technologies, Soil and Water Conservation, Small Scale Irrigation and Small Reservoirs. Development of a decision-support tool under the CPWF Phase two programme, project "V1: Targeting and Scaling out". Project webpage: http://waterandfood.org/river-basins/volta/. Project Funders: CGIAR Challenge Programme for Water and Food; IFAD; SEI. Project partners: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Institut National de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA); Civil Engineering Dept. of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana (CSIR-SARI); Département de Géographie de l'Université de Ouagadougou.

Project contact: Jennie Barron



Burkina Faso - White Volta

Targeting investments in Groundwater irrigation in the White Volta Basin, Burkina Faso (WLE):
The project serves to test and expand the applicability of the Bayesian-based decision tool TAGMI (developed by SEI as part of CPWF-V1). TAGMI provided recommendations for scaling-up the adoption of a specific irrigation technology. The project will specifically ground-truth and expand the TAGMI model adapted to petrol pumps for shallow groundwater irrigation (CPWF-RiU project) by: 1) verifying the results of the model with field observations and expert opinions. 2) re-assessing the model structure (Are the lines and relationships accurate? What should change?) and data sources (Are there others to include? What organizations have the data?) 3) exploring avenues for model refinement through additional data sources and spatial disaggregation 4) exploring the potential of the model to other pumping and groundwater application technologies 5) exploring the relevance and data requirements of expanding the model to other areas in the wider Volta/Niger Basin.
Technologies: Drip irrigation (Goutte à goutte) and small petrol/diesel pumps (Motopompes)
Contact person: Pamela Katic ([email protected])
Project funders: Water, Land and Ecosystems
Project partners: International Development Enterprise (Ghana), International Development Enterprise (Burkina Faso), Stockholm Environment Institute
Location: Provinces of Burkina Faso that fall in the White Volta basin
Project duration: May 01, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Project website: http://westafrica.iwmi.cgiar.org/show-projects/?C=924-05-13-AAA



Ghana - Upper East Region


The project continues the research carried out in the CPWF Phase 1 project 65 (‘Shallow groundwater irrigation in the White Volta Basin’) in the Atankuidi catchment of Upper East Region, Ghana (Barry and Forkuor 2010). This project explores the potential for greater use of groundwater irrigation in the White Volta Basin. The specific objectives of the project are: to identify and, where possible introduce affordable technologies adapted to local conditions, to improve the understanding of the economics of current and potential crop enterprises, to explore interventions that help address the marketing challenges faced by shallow groundwater irrigation practitioners, and investigate ways of fostering and accelerating uptake and adoption of groundwater irrigation in other areas of the White Volta Basin. To achieve these objectives, the project will implement several research-into-use activities, which are grouped into three interrelated and mutually reinforcing work packages. These are:
i) Evaluation of existing irrigation methods and alternative technologies to improve the efficiency of shallow groundwater utilization;
ii) Improving profitability and market access: A value-chain analysis; and
iii) Improving uptake and out-scaling of shallow groundwater irrigation technologies and management practices.
Technologies: Small Petrol Pumps
Contact person: Pamela Katic ([email protected])
Project funders: CPWF, IWMI
Project partners: International Development Enterprise, University of Development Studies, Stockholm Environment Institute
Location: Upper East Region, Ghana
Project duration: January 01, 2012 - April 30, 2014
Project website: http://westafrica.iwmi.cgiar.org/show-projects/?C=046-07-01-MUL



Ghana - Volta Basin

CPWF Phase 2 project in the Volta Basin Ghana: three technologies, Soil and Water Conservation, Small Scale Irrigation and Small Reservoirs. Development of a decision-support tool under the CPWF Phase two programme, project "V1: Targeting and Scaling out". Project webpage: http://waterandfood.org/river-basins/volta/. Project Funders: CGIAR Challenge Programme for Water and Food; IFAD; SEI. Project partners: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Institut National de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA); Civil Engineering Dept. of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana (CSIR-SARI); Département de Géographie de l'Université de Ouagadougou



Ghana - White Volta

Targeting investments in Groundwater irrigation in the White Volta Basin, Ghana (WLE):
The project serves to test and expand the applicability of the Bayesian-based decision tool TAGMI (developed by SEI as part of CPWF-V1). TAGMI provided recommendations for scaling-up the adoption of a specific irrigation technology. The project will specifically ground-truth and expand the TAGMI model adapted to petrol pumps for shallow groundwater irrigation (CPWF-RiU project) by: 1) verifying the results of the model with field observations and expert opinions. 2) re-assessing the model structure (Are the lines and relationships accurate? What should change?) and data sources (Are there others to include? What organizations have the data?) 3) exploring avenues for model refinement through additional data sources and spatial disaggregation 4) exploring the potential of the model to other pumping and groundwater application technologies 5) exploring the relevance and data requirements of expanding the model to other areas in the wider Volta/Niger Basin.
Technologies: Drip irrigation and small electric pumps
Contact person: Pamela Katic ([email protected])
Project funders: Water, Land and Ecosystems
Project partners: International Development Enterprise (Ghana), International Development Enterprise (Burkina Faso), Stockholm Environment Institute
Location: Districts of Ghana that fall in the White Volta basin
Project duration: May 01, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Project website: http://westafrica.iwmi.cgiar.org/show-projects/?C=924-05-13-AAA



Mozambique - Limpopo Basin

CPWF Phase 2 project in the Limpopo Basin Mozambique: three technologies, Conservation Agriculture, Small Scale Irrigation and Small Reservoirs. Development of a decision-support tool under the CPWF Phase two programme, project "L1: Targeting and Scaling out". Project webpage: http://waterandfood.org/river-basins/limpopo-2/. Project Funders: CGIAR Challenge Programme for Water and Food; IFAD; SEI. Project partners: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), WaterNet; University of Witwatersrand; International Water Management Institute-South Africa



Niger - Niger Basin

Managing water and food systems in the Volta - Niger basins (WLE):
The project seeks to build and expand on earlier work carried out in the CPWF Volta from 2010-2013. It aims at improving the management of water for sustainable food production at local and sub-basin levels. The project would produce outputs of: 1) Innovation and learning, including publication of special journal edition an policy briefs. 2)Consolidated knowledge of the historical evolution and resilience of small reservoirs in west Africa documented as a book 3) Recommendations on optimizing the use of small reservoirs for multiple purposes. 4) Recommendations for improving water governance options at watershed level. 5) Improved decision support tool for better targeting investments in agricultural water management interventions.
Technologies: Small Scale Irrigation (initial draft)
Contact person: O. Cofie, ([email protected])
Project funders: Water, Land and Ecosystems programme
Project partners: CIRAD-UPR GREEN, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), International Livestock Research Institute, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of Utrecht, Volta Basin Development Foundation (VBDF), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Location(s): Regions of Niger falling in the Niger basin
Project duration: January 01, 2014 - December 31, 2016
Project website: http://westafrica.iwmi.cgiar.org/show-projects/?C=922-05-24-AAA



South Africa - Limpopo Basin

CPWF Phase 2 project in the Limpopo Basin South Africa: three technologies, Conservation Agriculture, Small Scale Irrigation and Small Reservoirs. Development of a decision-support tool under the CPWF Phase two programme, project "L1: Targeting and Scaling out". Project webpage: http://waterandfood.org/river-basins/limpopo-2/. Project Funders: CGIAR Challenge Programme for Water and Food; IFAD; SEI. Project partners: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), WaterNet; University of Witwatersrand; International Water Management Institute-South Africa



Zimbabwe - Limpopo Basin

CPWF Phase 2 project in the Limpopo Basin Zimbabwe: three technologies, Conservation Agriculture, Small Scale Irrigation and Small Reservoirs. Development of a decision-support tool under the CPWF Phase two programme, project "L1: Targeting and Scaling out". Project webpage: http://waterandfood.org/river-basins/limpopo-2/. Project Funders: CGIAR Challenge Programme for Water and Food; IFAD; SEI. Project partners: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), WaterNet; University of Witwatersrand; International Water Management Institute-South Africa