Spate News April 2011
We hope you are all doing fine!
We would like to update you on some news on spate:
First of all and very important, the collaboration with ifad under the heading ‘spate irrigation for poverty alleviation and rural growth’ has gone off to go a start. under this program the network will be strengthened – in particular in four countries (Yemen, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Sudan); cross country pilot activities will be undertaken, the practical knowledge base will be strengthened (with more and translated practical notes), support to mainstreaming spate in education a, support to policies in the different countries and also hands-on support to a number of ifad projects.
We also want to ask you for ideas on a number of fronts: we want to document spate systems in lesser known countries; get innovative work and documentation-like msc research work going; put together a videos on spate irrigation to familiarize those not so familiar. Please write us with suggestions and proposals.
Spate News October 2010
We hope you are all fine. We want to share with you a lot of good news!
First is that IFAD has made a substantial grant available to the Spate Irrigation Network. This will help to bring the network ‘one level up’. The grant is for strengthening the network in four countries; for undertaking pilots on the basis of good practices in one countries – transferring these to another country; for strengthening education in spate irrigation; for small research grants for students; for supporting policy work and for providing support to IFAD projects. IFAD is a consistent development investor in spate irrigation. We are grateful and are happy for the cooperation with IFAD.