CP 37 - Manage livestock and water resources for food security and poverty reduction.
This research project filled an important knowledge gap related to livestock water productivity. It addressed a critical need to simultaneously and coherently manage livestock and water resources for food security and poverty reduction. It focused on the Nile Basin, but enabled out-scaling to other basins where livestock are critically important. The project is mainly sponsored by the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) and involves a number of National Agricultural and Research Extension Systems (NARES), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) as partners and as a useful collaboration platform. The partners include NARES (Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa [ASARECA], National Agricultural Research Organisation [NARO], Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization [EARO], Makerere University), NGOs (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere [CARE], Ethiopian Rainwater Harvesting Association [ERHA]) and CGIAR Centers (International Livestock Research Institute [ILRI], International Water Management Institute [IWMI], Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO]). IWMI has been the prime CGIAR partner for the project. In general, it was envisaged to provide expertise in hydrology, water management, social science, gender, and policy and science quality in relation to water-related aspects of this research.