Making small-scale irrigation work for women

 

What are ways to ensure small-scale irrigation technologies benefit women farmers? A new REACH toolkit from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Considering gender when promoting small-scale irrigation technologies: Guidance for inclusive irrigation, provides guidance for policymakers and project managers involved in planning and evaluating irrigation projects to include women. The toolkit draws on findings from IFPRI gender and irrigation research under REACH and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation.

As climate change makes rainfed agriculture an increasingly precarious venture, small-scale irrigation technology is key to ensuring smallholder farmers…