Professor Basant Maheshwari, Dr Tushaar Shah, Dr S. Prathapar, Dr Pennan Chinnasamy, Mr Sachin Oza, Mr Mohan Sharma, Mr Dhavan Nagar, Dr Yogesh Jadeja, Mr Brijen Thakar, Dr Harsharn Grewal, Adj. A/Professor Roger Packham, Assoc. Professor Maria Varua, Dr Peter Dillon, Dr Rai Kookana, Dr John Ward, Professor R.C. Purohit, Dr P.K. Singh, Dr K.K. Yadav, Dr S.R. Bhakar, Dr P.S. Rao, Dr S.S. Sisodia, Dr H.K. Mittal, Ms Yogita Dashora, Dr A.S. Jodha, Dr Hakimuddin, Mr Prahlad Soni, Dr Praful Bhatnagar
The project LWR/2010/015, Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI), used a participatory and transdisciplinary approach at village level to engage farmers and other community members to monitor groundwater, rainfall and check dam water levels and use this information along with agronomic, social, economic and cultural aspects to develop capacity of villagers for sustainable groundwater management.
Jamie Pittock, Peter Ramshaw, Andre van Rooyen, Henning Bjornlund, Lindiwe Sibanda, Makarius Mdemu, Martin Moyo, Paiva Munguambe, Richard Stirzaker, Sithembile Ndema, and Wilson de Sousa
The project was developed to test a specific combination of technical and institutional change methods to increase irrigation water productivity and profitability in African smallholder irrigation schemes. This combination of ‘Tools + Agricultural Innovation Platforms’ (TAIP) has positive synergies that were found capable of reinvigorating failing irrigation schemes.
The policy brief summarizes findings, outcomes and recommendations from a research project on groundwater
irrigation implemented through the collaboration of institutions from Lao, Thailand and Japan and the International