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
Prepared by: John Hornbuckle
Co-authors: Som Bunna, Touch Veasna, Seng Vang, Oeurng Chantha, Prum Kanthel, Marisa Collins, Wendy Quayle, Lim Vanndy, Men Pagnchak Roat, Philip Charlesworth, Roy Zandona, David Smith, HIN Sarith, Sok Ty, Num Viraday, Pao Sinath
This project aimed to enhance the livelihood of rice farmers by improving water productivity and reducing yield penalty due to crop variability.