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February 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
Can governments promote homestead gardening at scale? Evidence from Ethiopia

This study analyzes a large and novel survey on the adoption of a nationwide homestead garden (HG) program implemented by the Ethiopian government. Results show that adaption of HGs in water-scarce communities is low (<12%) suggesting water access is the main barrier to HG adoption. In more water-abundant communities, better market access encourages HG adoption; so too does greater public promotion of HGs. »

August 10, 2018Knowledge Portal
Land tenure and water sources for urban vegetable farmers in Asante-Mampong, Ghana

This study ooks at existing vegetable farmslands use arrangement, irrigation water sources, awareness of wastewater irrigatoin and willingsness of its practie in Ghana. Vegetable farming plays a significant role in urban societies, but issues of availability of land and water sources exists. »

Senior vacancy at Asian Development Bank
February 16, 2018News
Senior vacancy at Asian Development Bank

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is preselecting candidates for a senior water resources specialist (food security) for the Asian Development Bank.  After preselection in March, candidates will be presented to the ADB in April 2018. Work location is Manilla, the contract is for three years. Application deadline is March 6, 2018.  »

January 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Linking WASH and nutrition

During the World Water Week two reports were launched on how the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and the nutrition sectors can benefit from each other; “2+6=17: Linking WASH and nutrition – a blueprint for living SDG17” and “The recipe for success: how policy-makers can integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into actions to end malnutrition”. »

December 29, 2016Knowledge Portal
Strengthening agricultural water efficiency and productivity on the African and global Level

This report by FAO targets agricultural water extension agents and technical experts, providing them with clear indications on how to improve water harvesting capacity for agricultural production as well as how to select feasible and suited water harvesting techniques for different geographical areas. The assessment outlined in this report forms part of the ‘Strengthening Agricultural Water Efficiency and Productivity on the African and Global Level’ project. »

Lessons learned in the first years of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility
November 24, 2016News
Lessons learned in the first years of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility

The F&BKP assisted with a mid-term review of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility. The findings show that the G4AW Facility opens new markets for providing information services. The G4AW projects offer a wide range of business models that address a gap in the current global geodata services market by offering locally targeted advice to small food producers, based on satellite information. »