SS-23(B) Part II - Enhancing irrigation productivity and profitability in small scale irrigation schemes lessons from three continents
Topic: B. Building capacity Date: 2017-06-02 Time from: 10:50:00 Time to: 12:20:00 Room: Cozumel 2
This special session is about enhancing irrigation productivity and profitability for small-holder farmers, in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, India and Latin America. Soil moisture and nutrient monitoring tools were introduced to farmers in Mozambique, Tanzania Zimbabwe, and Punjabi to improve crop productivity. In the Sub-Saharan countries this was done in conjunction with the establishment of Agricultural Innovation Platforms (AIP) to connect farmers to markets and overcome other systemic problems. The theoretical underpinning of the tools and the AIPs will be outlined and research on their combined impacts will be discussed. This session is sponsored by ACIAR (Australia) and IDRC (Canada).