Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Water Governance, Training and Gender in Agriculture

Photographer: Neil Palmer / IWMI

This collection highlights findings from a Feed the Future impact evaluation completed in 2018 that assessed the impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on water and land productivity, equity, and food security in Tajikistan. The findings are of broad interest to anyone working in agricultural development, nutrition, women’s empowerment, and water governance.

From 2004 to 2014, with the support of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, USAID funded key components of the creation and support of water users associations (WUAs) in southern Tajikistan, as well as the training of members. Following the draw down in these investments, USAID...
In recent years, Tajikistan has created private commercial farms and new formal institutions for water governance. Food security in rural areas also continues to depend on kitchen gardens, which obtain water under informal arrangements. To address growing competition between different water uses...
In rural households from which men have migrated, women in Tajikistan have increased responsibilities in agriculture and are more involved in decision making. But far from being empowered, they face new pressures, including greater demands on their time and exclusion from social networks.
On May 25, Agrilinks hosted researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for a seminar entitled “Water Governance, Training and Gender in Agriculture: A New Evidence Base.” This event showcased findings from Feed the Future’s recently completed impact evaluation that...
Massive out-migration of male farmers from Tajikistan threatens to undermine the country’s efforts to create community-based institutions capable of handling irrigation management.
This post was written by Marie-Charlotte Buisson, Consultant, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Farmers in Tajikistan urgently need new ways to boost their incomes while strengthening household food and nutrition security. Recent research suggests that an integrated approach,...
This post presents findings from the recent Feed the Future impact evaluation on the Impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on Water and Land Productivity, Equity and Food Security in Tajikistan. Join our upcoming seminar to learn more! Reforms in water governance are taking place across the...
Impact evaluations help attribute outcomes to a development intervention, which can be an elusive connection. Feed the Future is excited to showcase findings from its recently completed impact evaluation that assessed the impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on water and land productivity,...
Read how the creation of water user associations has helped empower rural people to have a direct stake in irrigation management in Tajikistan.
This article in the journal Water Economics and Policy is based on data from the Feed the Future impact evaluation assessing the impact of water user associations on food security in Tajikistan.
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) was engaged by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Feed the Future initiative, to examine whether water users associations (WUAs) created and supported by USAID produced sustained increases in resource...
From 2004 to 2014, with the support of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, USAID funded key components of the creation and support of water users associations (WUAs) in southern Tajikistan, as well as the training of members. Following the draw down in these investments, USAID...
In recent years, Tajikistan has created private commercial farms and new formal institutions for water governance. Food security in rural areas also continues to depend on kitchen gardens, which obtain water under informal arrangements. To address growing competition between different water uses...
In rural households from which men have migrated, women in Tajikistan have increased responsibilities in agriculture and are more involved in decision making. But far from being empowered, they face new pressures, including greater demands on their time and exclusion from social networks.
On May 25, Agrilinks hosted researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for a seminar entitled “Water Governance, Training and Gender in Agriculture: A New Evidence Base.” This event showcased findings from Feed the Future’s recently completed impact evaluation that...
Massive out-migration of male farmers from Tajikistan threatens to undermine the country’s efforts to create community-based institutions capable of handling irrigation management.
This post was written by Marie-Charlotte Buisson, Consultant, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Farmers in Tajikistan urgently need new ways to boost their incomes while strengthening household food and nutrition security. Recent research suggests that an integrated approach,...
This post presents findings from the recent Feed the Future impact evaluation on the Impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on Water and Land Productivity, Equity and Food Security in Tajikistan. Join our upcoming seminar to learn more! Reforms in water governance are taking place across the...
Read how the creation of water user associations has helped empower rural people to have a direct stake in irrigation management in Tajikistan.
This article in the journal Water Economics and Policy is based on data from the Feed the Future impact evaluation assessing the impact of water user associations on food security in Tajikistan.
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) was engaged by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Feed the Future initiative, to examine whether water users associations (WUAs) created and supported by USAID produced sustained increases in resource...
Impact evaluations help attribute outcomes to a development intervention, which can be an elusive connection. Feed the Future is excited to showcase findings from its recently completed impact evaluation that assessed the impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on water and land productivity,...