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The African Water Facility supports improved smallholder farmers resilience to climate change through irrigation upscaling in Zambia

The African Water Facility supports improved smallholder farmers resilience to climate change through irrigation upscaling in Zambia

The African Water Facility (AWF) held a one-day event on November 9, 2016 to launch the Upscaling Smallholder Irrigation (USI) project, which aims to help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia. The AWF €1.4-million grant to finance a set of studies facilitating the upscaling of the USI project will contribute to better livelihood conditions, job creation and climate change resilience of smallholder farmers in the country.

Categories: Zambia, Project preparation, Agricultural water management

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Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought

Developing rainwater to reduce poverty and tackle drought in Cameroon

The African Water Facility (AWF) grants 1.3 million Euros to Cameroon to finance a study on the mobilization and use of rainwater in the northern part of the country. The project will address the concerns of two million inhabitants of the region: food security, employment, increased revenue, effects of climate change…

Categories: Cameroon, Agricultural water management, Gender equity, Sanitation and hygiene, Project preparation

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Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

Tanzania is expected to benefit from a boost in hydropower generation and irrigation development thanks to a new study financed by the African Water Facility (AWF). This EUR 2-million grant will help the government of Tanzania launch the pre-feasibility study of a multipurpose dam, irrigation and hydropower project in Kikonge (South West).

Categories: Tanzania, Project preparation, Hydropower, Agricultural water management

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Study to upscale smallholder irrigation in Zambia

Study to upscale smallholder irrigation in Zambia

A new set of studies, financed by a grant of EUR 1.4 million from the African Water Facility (AWF) will help develop smallholder irrigation in Zambia, through the Upscaling of Smallholder Irrigation Project. This will lead to improved livelihood conditions and climate change resilience of smallholder farmers in the country.

Categories: Zambia, Project preparation, Agricultural water management

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Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

Supporting the socio-economic development of the Ruzizi plain and promoting regional integration

(In French only) AWF announced on July 23, 2015, that it has approved a grant of € 1.9 million to the Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL)- made up of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda -in order to support its development program of the Ruzizi plain in the region. This project aims to boost agriculture in the region and make it a viable economic activity that generates viable profits, benefiting nearly one million inhabitants.

Categories: Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Rwanda, Agricultural water management

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