ZEF Workshop in Ghana

On April 20-21 2010, ZEF held a stakeholder workshop on "Shallow Groundwater Irrigation in the Atankwidi and Anayere Basins: Research Results and Policy Options" in Bolgatanga, UER, Ghana. The workshop took place within the scope of the CGIAR Challenge Program (CP) Water and Food which had awarded a research grant to a consortium of international and national research institutions to carry out research on the ‘Contribution of informal shallow groundwater irrigation to livelihoods security and poverty reduction in the White Volta Basin: current extent and future sustainability.’


Approximately 50 participants participated in the workshop, among them ten farmer representatives, officials regional offices of the Water Resources Commission (WRC), the Irrigation Development Agency (IDA), representatives of the District Administration as well as the Ministry for Food and Agriculture (MOFA) offices of the Kasena Nanakana East and West, Bolgatanga, Bawku West and Garu Tampane Districts. The NGOs present were Care International, Rural Aid as well as two local NGOs (BACHH and MASLOC).


The workshop was organized in cooperation with the White Volta Basin Office of the Ghana Water Resources Commission (WRC) and the International Water Management Institute (IMWI).


Please download the full Workshop Brief below.