Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement and Wageningen University
Agence Francaise pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage ; CIRAD - French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development; International Development Enterprises; International Fund for Agricultural Development
This event contributes to a discussion on innovation in irrigation initiated in the seminar: "Innovations for More Food with Less Water and less Energy".
While the latter seminar focused on service delivery in large irrigation systems of south Asia; we will focus on drip irrigation. Drip irrigation is widely promoted as an innovative technology to address current water, food, poverty, and environmental challenges as illustrated by the 2013 Stockholm Industry Award to irrigation material manufacturer Netafim.Yet, even if improved yields and lower water use are achieved in some instances, not all farmers are interested in or in a position to adopt the technology and many promises remain unfulfilled.
This event will provide a renewed assessment of the potential and performance of drip irrigation worldwide (in terms of water, food, poverty and environment) and give a platform to different men and women to share their experience in working with drip irrigation. Four transversal themes will be discussed:
16:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Jean Philippe Venot, IRD and WUR
16:10 Smallholder Drip Irrigation in the Developing World
Mr. Gauthier Ricordeau, Agronome and Vétérinaires sans Frontières
16:20 Converting to Drip: Lessons from Public Irrigation Systems in the Mediterranean Region
Mr. Jean-Marc Faurès, FAO
16:30 Accounting for Farmers Needs and Innovativeness in Engineering Drip Irrigation Systems
Ms. Maya Benouniche, CIRAD and IAV
16:40 Drip Irrigation Dissemination: Public and Private Sector Roles
Dr. Yoav Zeif, Netafim
16:50 Questions & Answers
17:00 Panel Discussion
17:30 Close of the Seminar
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