Webinar: Accelerating Inclusive Farmer-Led Irrigation and Reaching Scale

GWP is contributing to the development of a 2-part webinar series on farmer-led irrigation (FLI), in partnership with the World Bank, the International Water Management Institute, and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. The first webinar is on 11 June, on the topic "Accelerating Inclusive FLI and Reaching Scale: Key Considerations".

The Global Commission on Adaptation (2019) and Malabo Montpellier Report (2019) highlight the urgency for innovative water and renewable energy solutions to support current agricultural production systems amid a changing climate. Farmer-led irrigation development has gained increased attention by government institutions, development and implementation partners as one of the potential solutions to build climate resilience for smallholder farmers and transform food systems to support healthy diets for all. Furthermore, the knock-on effects of health-related disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic on market disruptions impacting food and nutrition security, enforces the urgency to increase multiple purpose water access and increase local community resilience. 

It is against this backdrop that the 2-part webinar series was developed,  with the aim to provide an interactive platform on farmer-led irrigation development (FLID) to:

  • Generate a common understanding of challenges and opportunities in operationalising inclusive and sustainable FLID.
  • Discuss on the potential for new concepts and solutions to accelerate FLID.
  • Explore incentives to enhance inclusive FLID.
  • Explore incentives and frameworks to enhance sustainable use of water resources from field to basin level.

Register for the 11 June event through this link.

The webinar is streamed LIVE on YouTube:

The second part of the webinar is held on 9 July. Download a flyer for more information about both events.