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The Sustaining inclusive Collective Action that Links across Economic and Ecological Scales in upper watersheds (Scales) project fits mainly in People and Water in Catchments Theme (Theme
2) of the CPWF. Its goal is to contribute to poverty alleviation in the upper watersheds of the
tropics through improved collective action for watershed resource management within and across
social-spatial scales. Scales worked though an integrated program of collaborative action
research, development, and capacity building in key catchments of the Nile and Andes basins, as
Ethiopia, Kenya, Eastern Africa
The Nile basin experiences wide spread poverty, lack of food and land and water
degradation. Because poverty is linked to access to water for crop, fish and
livestock based livelihoods, improving access to water and increasing agricultural
water productivity can potentially contribute substantially to poverty reduction.
The major goal of the Nile Basin Focal project is to identify high potential
investments that reduce poverty yet reverse trends in land and water
degradation. This is done through the implementation of six interlinked work
PN37 (Increasing Water-Use Efficiency for Food Production through Better Livestock Management -
The Nile River Basin) set out to improve food security, reduce poverty and enhance agroecosystem
health by managing livestock for more effective overall use of water. PN37 responded to water
challenges posed by the CPWF, to the Nile Basin Initiative’s goal of better sharing benefits of water
use, and to global need for the livestock sector to use agricultural water more efficiently and
The following stories were collected from CPWF project and theme leaders in two rounds. The first round of stories were collected in January 2007 based on the following two questions:
What has been the most significant technical development or advance made by your 1) CPWF project / theme / basin since the start?
What has been the most significant partnership change (significant in terms of making 2) scientific progress and/or developmental impact more likely) that has taken place since the start of your CPWF project (or theme or basin)?
Central America, South America, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Africa, Asia, Middle Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Africa
Iran, 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,
Agriculture – on which we all depend for our food – is under threat from climate change. There is no doubt that systems worldwide will have to adapt, but while consumers may barely notice in developed countries, millions of people in developing countries face a very real and direct threat to their food security and livelihoods. Even without climate change, many agricultural systems in developing countries are nearing crisis point. Feeding a rapidly rising global population is taking a heavy toll on farmlands, rangelands, fisheries and forests. Water is becoming scarce in many regions.
Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Western Africa
Challenge Program Water and Food: Basin Focal Project NIGER
Faced with increasing food and water insecurity as a result of climatic and
anthropogenic (demography, land use) changes, the CGIAR Challenge Program
for Water and Food commissioned research in 10 river basins to study the links
between water, food and poverty. Looking at the Niger river basin, we carry out
a diagnosis of the hydrologic and agronomic potential, before attempting to
identify how good agricultural water management may reduce vulnerability in the
Burkina Faso, Ghana, Western Africa
The Basin Focal Project Volta (BFP Volta) was developed along three main steps:
Assessment of present conditions of the distribution of rural poverty, of farming
systems with their productivity and water productivity;
Analysis of opportunities and risks, especially under the double pressure of demography
and possible climate change, and modeling of water resources to identify sensitivity of
water allocation to development and climate scenarios; and
Identification of research gaps and implementation plan.
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