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What is Solar Irrigation for Agricultural Resilience in Nigeria

Solar Irrigation for Agricultural Resilience (SoLAR) in Nigeria aims to sustainably manage the water-energy and climate interlinkages in Nigeria through the promotion of solar irrigation pumps (SIPs). The main goal of the project is to contribute to climate-resilient, gender-equitable, and socially inclusive agrarian livelihoods in Nigeria by supporting government efforts to promote solar irrigation. This project responds to government commitments to transition to clean energy pathways in agriculture.

Anticipated outcomes are:

Generating improved empirical evidence to support the development of climate-resilient, gender-equitable, socially-inclusive, and groundwater-responsive solar irrigation policies;
Validating innovative actions and approaches for promoting gender-equitable, socially-inclusive, and groundwater-responsive solar irrigation; and
Increasing national and global knowledge and capacity for developing gender-equitable, socially inclusive, and groundwater-responsive solar irrigation policies and practices.


Solar irrigation technology has the potential to empower more than 12 million women farmers across Nepal who constitute the backbone of the country’s farming system.