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November Update

The aim of the project is to identify the factors that influence successful adoption and upscaling of small-scale agricultural water management (AWM) interventions and to provide a set of evidence-based tools and recommendations that support increased investment and policies to improve AWM adoption.

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National Consultation Brief

The AgWater Solutions Project is helping to unlock the potential of smallholder farming through agricultural water management (AWM) solutions. This includes technologies and approaches, such as soil moisture management, drip irrigation and water harvesting techniques, as well as the supporting policies,.....

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Situation Analysis Brief

This situation analysis is based on secondary data, field observations, household interviews and interviews with key informants. It examines farming systems in West Bengal and the characteristics of existing agricultural water management (AWM) practices. It takes into account the natural,.....

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Opportunities for Agriculture Water Management interventions in the Jaldhaka watershed in Koch Bihar, West Bengal, India

This case study, in the Jaldhaka watershed in West Bengal, India, aimed to create a baseline of resource-based livelihoods and to assess the potential for additional development of AWM interventions in relation to the local hydrology.

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Treadle Pumps in Cooch Bihar

Have cheap pumps, fuel subsidies and rural electrification made treadle pumps obsolete? Despite falling sales and increasing abandonment of the treadle pump,......
During the 1980s and 1990s, treadle pumps enjoyed almost iconic status as an "appropriate" development technology for poor, smallholder farmers. They were cheap, (running costs were close to zero), pumps could be manufactured and repaired locally and easily......

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Investments Brief

The Agricultural Water Solutions Project aims to unlock the potential of smallholder farming by identifying, evaluating and recommending a variety of agricultural water management (AWM) solutions - including technologies as well as the necessary supporting policies, institutions, financing arrangements and associated business models.

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Groundwater Irrigation in West Bengal

Groundwater has emerged as the main source of irrigation for smallholder farmers in India and much of it has been through private investments. West Bengal is no exception. Here, revising groundwater policies as well as provision and pricing of electricity could propel smallholder farmers on a path to higher agricultural growth and poverty alleviation.

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West Bengal, India - Country Dialogue 2009 - 2012

This brief presents the outcomes of the stakeholder engagement activities, known as “The Dialogue,” in the AgWater Solutions Project. A schematic diagram of all the meetings and events is given on page 2 and the key findings are presented.

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Investing in Agricultural Water Management to Benefit Smallholder Farmers in West Bengal, India

 

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Impact Study of hapa and its multiple uses in Bankura district



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Choice of Irrigation Technology: Opportunities and Constraints for Adoption of Agricultural Water Pumping Technologies by Small Farmers in Cooch Behar District, India

 

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