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Achieving Climate Adaptation and Resilience For All: Role of Small Scale Irrigation 

March 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

To mobilize the benefits of small scale irrigation in achieving GFSS, Climate Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals, future investments must build on evidence to achieve goals and address the potential risks. This event aims to identify priorities for future research for development activities in small scale irrigation and agricultural water management aligned with the USAID climate strategy.

The event will facilitate a discussion on the lessons learned on small scale irrigation, water-based adaptation and mitigation, as well as trade-offs, to strengthen future investments and close knowledge gaps, around the questions:

  • How does small scale irrigation support climate adaptation and positive resilience outcomes for poor, marginalized farmers, including women farmers?
  • How can water-energy-food nexus approaches to small scale irrigation support climate change mitigation?
  • How can investments and programs be designed to manage environmental risks and trade-offs?
  • What market system and finance innovations could enable partners to scale climate-smart irrigation to meet demand?
  • What tools and capacity are needed for effective planning, decision-making and governance of productive water resource use?


About the host institution and contributors

The Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation is led by the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and Development at Texas A & M University and partners with CGIAR (International Food Policy Research Institute, International Water Management Institute, International Livestock Research Institute), The World Vegetable Center, private solar irrigation companies and national universities in project countries. The project is contributing to an increase of profitable, sustainable and gender-sensitive irrigation to support inclusive agricultural growth, resilient food systems, and nutrition and health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations.


More details here: https://ilssi.tamu.edu/achieving-climate-adaptation-and-resilience-for-all/


March 22, 2022
8:00 am - 10:30 am