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On top of the best practices on rainwater harvesting irrigation technologies (RWHI) and practices that have been identified and widely disseminated by the AFRHINET project (http://afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/65-regional-best-practices.html), we have also produced 4 technical sheets that focus on alternative technologies and practices that can be used to link rainwater with off-season small-scale irrigation in arid and semi-arid areas. You can find now the technical sheets at: http://afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/98-technical-sheets-of-alternative-rwhi-systems.html.

Happy reading!

 

 

After 3 years of hard work, the AFRHINET project will be successfully completed on 31st March 2017. The final issue of the AFRHINET newsletter showcases the efforts exerted by the AFRHINET Consortium from March 2014 to May 2017 on fostering the use of rainwater for off-season small-scale irrigation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In addition, a wrap-up flyer summarising the key outputs and impacts of the project has been produced.

Access the materials at: http://afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/18-dissemination-and-promotion.html.

Happy reading!

 

 

The AFRHINET project will be completed on 31st May 2017. After 3 years of hard work in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Germany, a set of key publications and several project outputs with innovative know-how and experiences on the use of rainwater for off-season small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa have have been made available online at http://afrhinet.eu/materials.html.

The topics of the AFRHINET publications revolve around the following issues:

1. Fostering the use of rainwater for small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: A baseline study.
2. Advanced training materials on the use of rainwater harvesting for off-season small-scale irrigation, for scientists and practitioners.
3. Training materials on the use of rainwater harvesting for off-season small-scale irrigation, for local communities.
4. Best practice compilation on the use of rainwater harvesting for off-season small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa.
5. Transnational recommendations on the use of rainwater harvesting for off-season small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa, including technology transfer and policy recommendations.

The final outputs of the AFRHINET project, to highlight a few, are technical reports, capacity building and policy recommendations in the field of rainwater harvesting irrigation management in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Happy reading!

After helding a successfull and enriching symposium in Nairobi, the presentations of the AFRHINET Symposium on Rainwater-Smart Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas can be downloaded following this link: http://afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/46-kenya-symposium-on-rainwarter-smart-management-in-sub-saharan-africa.html

 

The fourth issue of the AFRHINET newsletter highlights in detail the efforts carried out by the AFRHINET partners and associates on showcasing innovative and cost-effective rainwater harvesting irrigation technologies that can facilitate the use of rainwater for off-season irrigation in rural arid and semi-arid areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Symposium on Rainwater-Smart Management in sub-Saharan Africa” is being organised as part of the project: Call for papers and registration

The Symposium on “Rainwater-Smart Management in sub-Saharan Africa” will be held on 1st-2nd February 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Symposium will focus on “Fostering the Use of Rainwater for Food Security, Integrated Landscape Restoration and Climate Resilience, and Poverty Alleviation”. In this regard, cost-effective experiences from research, field projects and best-practices on the use of rainwater for irrigated and rainfed small-scale agriculture, integrated landscape restoration and climate resilience, and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa will be showcased. These experiences may also be useful to be implemented in other arid and semi-arid areas globally, with a special emphasis on the ACP Group of States. This Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilizing international scholars and practitioners undertaking research and/or executing rainwater-smart projects in the African continent.

 

Key deadlines

• Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15th November 2016

• Deadline for submission of full papers: 20th December 2016

• Deadline for registrations: 15th January 2017

 

In order to register to the conference and find more information on how to present a paper, follow this link:

http://afrhinet.eu/materials/finish/35-international-dissemination-event-in-kenya/122-rainwater-smart-symposium-in-kenya.html

FOSTERING THE USE OF RAINWATER FOR SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

A regional baseline study in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

 

The main goal of this report was to conduct a capacity and technology transfer assessment in the field of rainwater harvesting for irrigation management in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

 

You can download this publication following this link:

http://afrhinet.eu/materials/finish/45-publications/118-afrhinet-baselinestudy.html

We are happy to announce that the vTTCs are online now!

The AFRHINET virtual Research and Technology-Transfer Centres are a web-based extension of the AFRHINET´s physical Research and Technology Transfer Centres which are established in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique Zimbabwe and Germany. The Centres aim to inter-link and strengthen the nexus between the local and regional research institutes, business/micro-enterprises, non-governmental and public bodies and policy makers.

Follow this link to check out the new Transfer Centres: http://www.rainwatertechcentres.net/

 

The third issue of the AFRHINET newsletter highlights the efforts that the AFRHINET project has exerted in developing advanced capacity building materials on the use of rainwater for off-season small-scale irrigation in rural arid and semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The materials have been used to develop a curricula for an advanced capacity building course which have been contextualised and implemented in Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

 Click here for more details on the topic: The 3rd AFRHINET newsletter

 

The AFRHINET project conducted a Symposium focusing on Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa with a special emphasis on Ethiopia.

 
Food insecurity poses today a problem to hundreds of millions of rural people in sub-Saharan Africa. By mid-century, 9 billion people will require food security and much of this will still be derived from rural production systems, placing these systems at the heart of the sustainable development agenda1. However, the variability in water resources and insufficient capacity to manage that variability lies behind much of the prevailing poverty and food insecurity2. It is widely known that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate variability and change, which is expected to have widespread impacts on African societies and their interaction with their natural environment3. Many of these challenges are directly or indirectly water-related, especially in terms of capturing and storing rainwater when and where it falls1. In this regard, meeting global food needs requires cost-effective strategies for managing rainwater at a small-scale farmer level4. However, rainwater harvesting management may not only have the potential to eradicate hunger, but also to alleviate poverty and adapt to climate variability and change.
 
It is against this background that the workshop “Fostering Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Climate Resilience through Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa” was organised as part of the project “ACP-EU Technology-Transfer Network on Rainwater Harvesting Irrigation Management for Sustainable Dryland Agriculture, Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa” (AFRHINET). The workshop was hosted by the AFRHINET Research and Technology Transfer Centres at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) in cooperation with other AFRHINET Research and Technology Transfer Centres at University of Nairobi (Kenya), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany). In addition, the AFRHINET partners SEARNET-ICRAF (Kenya), WaterAid-Ethiopia and ICRISAT-Zimbabwe were also actively participating in the workshop. The event was well attended with more than 70 participants from all over the world!
 

To access the presentations of the event, please visit this link:

afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/41-presentations-dissmination-event-24th-feb-2016.html

 

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On top of the best practices on rainwater harvesting irrigation technologies (RWHI) and practices that have been identified and widely disseminated by the AFRHINET project (http://afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/65-regional-best-practices.html), we have also produced 4 technical sheets that focus on alternative technologies and practices that can be used to link rainwater with off-season small-scale irrigation in arid and semi-arid areas. You can find now the technical sheets at: http://afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/98-technical-sheets-of-alternative-rwhi-systems.html.

Happy reading!

 

 

After 3 years of hard work, the AFRHINET project will be successfully completed on 31st March 2017. The final issue of the AFRHINET newsletter showcases the efforts exerted by the AFRHINET Consortium from March 2014 to May 2017 on fostering the use of rainwater for off-season small-scale irrigation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In addition, a wrap-up flyer summarising the key outputs and impacts of the project has been produced.

Access the materials at: http://afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/18-dissemination-and-promotion.html.

Happy reading!

 

 

The AFRHINET project will be completed on 31st May 2017. After 3 years of hard work in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Germany, a set of key publications and several project outputs with innovative know-how and experiences on the use of rainwater for off-season small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa have have been made available online at http://afrhinet.eu/materials.html.

The topics of the AFRHINET publications revolve around the following issues:

1. Fostering the use of rainwater for small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: A baseline study.
2. Advanced training materials on the use of rainwater harvesting for off-season small-scale irrigation, for scientists and practitioners.
3. Training materials on the use of rainwater harvesting for off-season small-scale irrigation, for local communities.
4. Best practice compilation on the use of rainwater harvesting for off-season small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa.
5. Transnational recommendations on the use of rainwater harvesting for off-season small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa, including technology transfer and policy recommendations.

The final outputs of the AFRHINET project, to highlight a few, are technical reports, capacity building and policy recommendations in the field of rainwater harvesting irrigation management in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Happy reading!

After helding a successfull and enriching symposium in Nairobi, the presentations of the AFRHINET Symposium on Rainwater-Smart Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas can be downloaded following this link: http://afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/46-kenya-symposium-on-rainwarter-smart-management-in-sub-saharan-africa.html

 

The fourth issue of the AFRHINET newsletter highlights in detail the efforts carried out by the AFRHINET partners and associates on showcasing innovative and cost-effective rainwater harvesting irrigation technologies that can facilitate the use of rainwater for off-season irrigation in rural arid and semi-arid areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Symposium on Rainwater-Smart Management in sub-Saharan Africa” is being organised as part of the project: Call for papers and registration

The Symposium on “Rainwater-Smart Management in sub-Saharan Africa” will be held on 1st-2nd February 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Symposium will focus on “Fostering the Use of Rainwater for Food Security, Integrated Landscape Restoration and Climate Resilience, and Poverty Alleviation”. In this regard, cost-effective experiences from research, field projects and best-practices on the use of rainwater for irrigated and rainfed small-scale agriculture, integrated landscape restoration and climate resilience, and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa will be showcased. These experiences may also be useful to be implemented in other arid and semi-arid areas globally, with a special emphasis on the ACP Group of States. This Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilizing international scholars and practitioners undertaking research and/or executing rainwater-smart projects in the African continent.

 

Key deadlines

• Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15th November 2016

• Deadline for submission of full papers: 20th December 2016

• Deadline for registrations: 15th January 2017

 

In order to register to the conference and find more information on how to present a paper, follow this link:

http://afrhinet.eu/materials/finish/35-international-dissemination-event-in-kenya/122-rainwater-smart-symposium-in-kenya.html

FOSTERING THE USE OF RAINWATER FOR SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

A regional baseline study in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

 

The main goal of this report was to conduct a capacity and technology transfer assessment in the field of rainwater harvesting for irrigation management in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

 

You can download this publication following this link:

http://afrhinet.eu/materials/finish/45-publications/118-afrhinet-baselinestudy.html

We are happy to announce that the vTTCs are online now!

The AFRHINET virtual Research and Technology-Transfer Centres are a web-based extension of the AFRHINET´s physical Research and Technology Transfer Centres which are established in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique Zimbabwe and Germany. The Centres aim to inter-link and strengthen the nexus between the local and regional research institutes, business/micro-enterprises, non-governmental and public bodies and policy makers.

Follow this link to check out the new Transfer Centres: http://www.rainwatertechcentres.net/

 

The third issue of the AFRHINET newsletter highlights the efforts that the AFRHINET project has exerted in developing advanced capacity building materials on the use of rainwater for off-season small-scale irrigation in rural arid and semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The materials have been used to develop a curricula for an advanced capacity building course which have been contextualised and implemented in Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

 Click here for more details on the topic: The 3rd AFRHINET newsletter

 

The AFRHINET project conducted a Symposium focusing on Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa with a special emphasis on Ethiopia.

 
Food insecurity poses today a problem to hundreds of millions of rural people in sub-Saharan Africa. By mid-century, 9 billion people will require food security and much of this will still be derived from rural production systems, placing these systems at the heart of the sustainable development agenda1. However, the variability in water resources and insufficient capacity to manage that variability lies behind much of the prevailing poverty and food insecurity2. It is widely known that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate variability and change, which is expected to have widespread impacts on African societies and their interaction with their natural environment3. Many of these challenges are directly or indirectly water-related, especially in terms of capturing and storing rainwater when and where it falls1. In this regard, meeting global food needs requires cost-effective strategies for managing rainwater at a small-scale farmer level4. However, rainwater harvesting management may not only have the potential to eradicate hunger, but also to alleviate poverty and adapt to climate variability and change.
 
It is against this background that the workshop “Fostering Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Climate Resilience through Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa” was organised as part of the project “ACP-EU Technology-Transfer Network on Rainwater Harvesting Irrigation Management for Sustainable Dryland Agriculture, Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa” (AFRHINET). The workshop was hosted by the AFRHINET Research and Technology Transfer Centres at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) in cooperation with other AFRHINET Research and Technology Transfer Centres at University of Nairobi (Kenya), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany). In addition, the AFRHINET partners SEARNET-ICRAF (Kenya), WaterAid-Ethiopia and ICRISAT-Zimbabwe were also actively participating in the workshop. The event was well attended with more than 70 participants from all over the world!
 

To access the presentations of the event, please visit this link:

afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/41-presentations-dissmination-event-24th-feb-2016.html

 

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