February 19, 2015
The U.S. Water Partnership hosted a webinar Feb. 4 focusing on the need for innovation and collaboration to provide efficient irrigation systems to smallholder farmers in developing countries. Partnerships are essential to help improve livelihoods and build food security. The session highlighted private sector perspectives on using market-based approaches to enhance water use efficiency and increase agricultural productivity. One case study included the CIRCLES project, a collaborative initiative the Daugherty Water for Food Institute is working on with World Vision and Valmont Industries, Inc. to introduce a modern pivot irrigation system in rural Tanzania.