FANRPAN and Partners Launch the Irrigation project to support 15,000 farmers in Southern Africa
16 July 2017
Most government-run irrigation schemes in Africa have failed or are significantly under-performing, for a complex array of reasons. However, the research project (ACIAR FSC/2013/006), Increasing irrigation water productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe through on-farm monitoring, adaptive management and agricultural innovation platforms (AIPs), found that AIPs combined with soil moisture and nutrient measuring can substantially increase crop yields and incomes of farmers, and make irrigation schemes more self-sustaining.
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:
FANRPAN Board of Governors Announces the Departure of CEO, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
27 June 2017 - 31 July 2017
The FANRPAN Board of Governors announces the departure of the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda with effect from 30 June, 2017.
Dr. Sibanda will be joining the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) from 1 July 2017, as Vice President for Country Support, Policy and Delivery. It is gratifying to note that Dr. Sibanda will continue to drive agricultural transformation for a food and nutrition secure Africa, given that her new role at AGRA is aligned to the work we do at FANRPAN.