GDI Lecture with Phil Woodhouse: How can irrigation contribute to agricultural growth in Africa?
|28 November 2018
|16:30 - 18:00
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|Global Development Institute
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|University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16
The Global Development Institute Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof Phil Woodhouse, Global Development Institute to discuss "How can irrigation contribute to agricultural growth in Africa? ."
International commitment to funding African irrigation is rising as a response to increased food prices and continuing low productivity of agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa.
A legacy of failed irrigation schemes in the 1970s and 80s raises uncertainty about how irrigation can best contribute to broad-based economic growth. At the same time, emerging evidence of new dynamics of farmers’ own investment in irrigation pose challenges to policy-makers about identifying and managing social and economic consequences in rural communities, and about deciding what legal, technical and investment frameworks are needed.
The Global Development Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research and ideas.
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Organisation: The University of Manchester
Biography: After training as an agricultural scientist at Oxford (BA) and Reading (PhD), Philip Woodhouse worked in Mozambique for eight years for the National Agronomy Research Institute and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Since returning to the UK he has been based first at the Open University and subsequently at Manchester. He has undertaken research in a number of countries in Francophone West Africa, southern Africa, and East Africa. He has also collaborated on research in Brazil. Philip Woodhouse was Head of the Institute for Development Policy and Management from 2003 to 2006. He served as a sub-panel member for Development Studies in the RAE 2008 (Research Assessment Exercise) and for Anthropology and Development Studies in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) organised by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
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