It is evident that in order to meet growing food demand for rapidly growing world population the second green revolution has to be centered on the smallholder farmers in Africa and improved water use efficiency and production in large irrigation systems in Asia. A lack of capacity is identified as a constraint to the development of productive and viable irrigated systems. Both Asia and Africa will need a well-informed, skilled and technology savvy contingent of agriculture scientists, irrigation engineers, and extension service workers to support this effort. Capacity development has to be linked to the overall goal of the sector and serve the purpose of the ultimate beneficiaries – the irrigation community. There is need for systematic capacity development of both institutions and individual in terms of developing enabling environment for institutional reforms and good governance, supporting institutional capacity, and supporting policy development.
Like in the past FAO will be the major partner in this WG. In addition, other International Organizations such as IFAD, IWMI, UN-Water, WWC, GWP, WMO partners would be invited to participate as observers.
|1||Prof. Dr. Abdelhafid DEBBARH||Morocco||Chair|
|2||Dr. KIM, YOUNG DEUK||South Korea||Vice Chair|
|3||Mr. Hasan Basri Yuksel||Turkey||Member|
|4||Mr. Mirza Asif Baig||Pakistan||Member|
|5||Mr. Raad F. Amein Taha||Iraq||Member|
|6||Dr. Nader Heydari||Iran||Member|
|7||Mr. Ramesh Kumar||India||Member|
|8||Mr. Shinji FUKUDA||Japan||Member|
|9||Ms. Dahile Abdulqader AbdulHameed||Iraq||Provisional Member|
|10||Dr. Abu Obieda Babiker Ahmed Hassan||Sudan||Provisional Member|
|11||Dr. Mohamed Abd-El-Moneim Wahba||Egypt||Provisional Member|