Water and Poverty
:Pro-Poor Intervention Strategies in Irrigated Agriculture in Asia (IWMI-ADB Project)
The project on “Pro-Poor Intervention Strategies in Irrigated Agriculture in Asia” is being undertaken by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), with financial support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under its program on Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at CGIAR Centers. It is a multi-country project with case studies in six developing member countries (DMCs) of ADB: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam. The main objective of this project is to determine realistic options for increasing returns to poor farmers through improving the overall performance of established medium and large-scale surface irrigation systems (canals). Case studies under the project was carried out in collaboration with national research and development organizations and agencies in the participating countries.
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Factors that determine the poverty-reduction impact of irrigation
"The country studies clearly showed that the incidence and severity of poverty are significantly high in settings where land and water distribution are inequitable, irrigation infrastructure is poorly managed and farmers' access to production enhancing technologies and support measures is very limited. Where these factors are favorable, the incidence of poverty is low"
- The condition of irrigation infrastructure and its management
- Irrigation water allocation and distribution practices
- Access to resource-conserving technologies, cropping patterns and diversification to high value crops and enterprises
- Access to support services like information, input and output marketing
- Access to land—land distribution and the quality of land
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The study on “Impact Assessment of Irrigation Infrastructure Development on Poverty Alleviation” was carried out by the International Water Management Institute and JBIC Institute. The overall goal of the study is to develop an in-depth understanding of income dynamics in relation to access to irrigation water and to comprehensively evaluate the impact of irrigation infrastructure on poverty. Irrigation systems in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, where JBIC has funded their development/ improvements/ rehabilitation were selected as study areas.
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Other IWMI Projects
International Water Management Institute has carried out many other studies related to water and poverty
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