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Solar Irrigation in South Asia: Emerging evidence of impacts on mitigation, adaptation, equity and groundwater

-Dr. Aditi Mukherji: Alleviating poverty with minimal carbon emission is at the heart of climate-resilient development. This need is particularly acute in South Asia, where the continuing expansion of irrigation holds the promise of pulling smallholders out of poverty but will also result in significant increases in carbon emissions due…

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Solar irrigation: A boon or bane for groundwater?

–Md Faiz Alam: In Ishnav, a small village in Anand district in Gujarat, solar panels shine bright in the farmers’ field. The energy generated by these solar panels is used by farmers to run pumps for irrigating their fields. However, there is more to these solar panels. When not irrigating,…

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Empowering female farmers through improved access to water technologies

By Manohara Khadka, Country Representative – Nepal, IWMI: “I wish to have a solar powered irrigation pump (SIP),” said a female farmer from Madhavpatti village in the Parsa district of Nepal’s Province No. 2, “but I don’t know how to access one.” Solar irrigation technology has the potential to empower…

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