Widespread heat waves, floods, and droughts last year were a strong reminder of the threats posed by climate change. In the non-tropical dry areas where ICARDA works we are becoming accustomed to record high temperatures and increasing water scarcity year on year. Resilience and climate change adaptation are at the heart of ICARDA’s new Strategic Plan 2017-2026 – a bold and ambitious effort to harness cutting-edge science and deliver the tools and technologies that smallholder farmers need to maintain agricultural production and protect their livelihoods.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Northern Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Southern Asia, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Western Asia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018Ghana
Agricultural water management, particularly management of multi-purpose small reservoirs (SRs) in drier savanna areas of the northern Ghana, is being promoted as a key solution to improve agricultural production, enhance food security and livelihoods of smallholder farm households. However, little empirical evidence exist on how effective these small water infrastructures are in terms of delivering multiple benefits and their impact on the livelihood of smallholder farmers.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Burkina Faso, Africa, Western Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
Building on existing literature and the analysis of a portfolio of development projects (past and under implementation), this paper reviews the evolution of water user associations (WUAs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), reflecting on the conceptualization of how they operate, and the promised outcomes related to irrigation development, and the efficient and effective delivery of irrigation services.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018
Smallholder irrigation expansion would signi cantly increase agricultural production, and reduce food insecurity and poverty levels in East Africa. This paper reviews literature on trends, constraints and opportunities of smallholder irrigation in four East African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Irrigation development has been slow in these countries, and has been mainly through traditional schemes.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Southern Africa
Climate change is a complex and cross-cutting problem that needs an integrated and transformative systems approach to respond to the challenge. Current sectoral approaches to climate change adaptation initiatives often create imbalances and retard sustainable development. Regional and international literature on climate change adaptation opportunities and challenges applicable to southern Africa from a water-energy-food (WEF) nexus perspective was reviewed.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Nepal, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, El Salvador, Japan, Burundi, Peru, Mexico, Tanzania, Ecuador, Colombia, Iran, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya
Accessibility to clean and sufficient water resources for agriculture is key in feeding the steadily increasing world population in a sustainable manner. Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) offer a promising contribution to enhance availability and quality of water for productive purposes and human consumption, while simultaneously striving to preserve the integrity and intrinsic value of the ecosystems. Implementing successful NBS for water management, however, is not an easy task since many ecosystems are already severely degraded, and exploited beyond their regenerative capacity.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2018Guatemala
El diagnóstico del uso del riego en Guatemala evidencia el poco aprovechamiento de la superficie diseñada por los regantes, por lo que los responsables de la gestión deben contribuir a la gobernanza del agua involucrando a las organizaciones de regantes y técnicos. El proyecto a través del fortalecimiento de capacidades para la gobernabilidad del agua está enfocado en el aumento y mejora del suministro de los bienes y servicios procedentes de la agricultura, de la actividad forestal y la pesca.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
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