The knowledge and principles generated by CPWF-PN15 confirm that QSMAS can be a model production system for implementing conservation agriculture to achieve food security and sustainable development in drought-prone areas of hillsides in the sub-humid tropics, while providing ecosystem services in the face of land degradation and climate change. As an adoptable option to replace the slash and burn traditional system, QSMAS can improve smallholder livelihoods through eco-efficient use and conservation of natural resources.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2009Colombia, South America
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2009Iran, Syrian Arab Republic, Western Asia
Improving On-farm Agricultural Water Productivity in the Karkheh River Basin
(KRB) was a CPWF project that aimed at enhancement of agricultural water
productivity (WP) under irrigated and rainfed conditions in Karkheh River Basin. It
was launched in Iran through the partnership of ICARDA and the Iranian NARES
under the Agricultural Extension, Education, and Research Organization.
The project lasted for more than four years between 2004 and 2008. Whereas
capacity building was an important part of the agenda, PN8 was a participatory,
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