A boy drinking water

Case study:

Informing irrigation and agricultural transformation in Tanzania

Over a decade of work in Tanzania has generated a number of investigations into the relationship between water, agricultural livelihoods and HIV/AIDS. This research has informed and influenced policy to better govern competing demands for water irrigation across the region.

Areas of impact include informing the policies and activities of the Government of Tanzania, development agencies, and international/Tanzanian NGOs. Most notably, this work has stimulated approaches to improve local governance so as to better mitigate irrigation and agricultural tensions in Tanzania, thereby improving the livelihoods of Tanzanian farmers.

This work forms part of the University's water@Leeds research.

School specialists include:

Dr Anna Mdee