Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The 7th World Water Forum

12-17 April. The cities of Daegu and Gyeongbuk were the host of the world’s largest meeting on water, with the 7th edition of the World Water Forum taking place this year in South Korea. With support from the Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Trust Fund, the AfDB supporte the participation of 30 African representatives at the Forum to ensure that the continent’s voice is heard at this important global water event.

Side events related to Africa:

World Water Prize:

The Kingdom of Morocco and the World Water Council have awarded the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the water sector, to Mr Abdou Maman, Director Tech Innov Niger, for an integrated and innovative solution for remote operation of irrigation.

The Tech Innov Niger solution for remote irrigation is a technology process that lets farmers manage their farm irrigation system remotely, using their mobile phone and solar panels. This solution enables farmers to save time and energy, expand the area under irrigation, increase their production and income, and streamline the management of irrigation water. This remote irrigation system is composed of a small solar station, a solar pump, a water distribution network, and a simple mobile telephone.

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