Project Profile

Research in Africa

Identification and dissemination of successful agriculture water management solutions in Africa and South Asia

Duration : January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2011
(Extended to September 30, 2012)

This project aims to improve the livelihoods of millions of poor men and women farmers by providing investors, policymakers and implementers with the knowledge and tools needed to make agricultural water management (AWM) interventions more effective. Sound AWM is a proven factor in rural poverty reduction, but in many places the rural poor have no access to, or have limited control over, water resources. The project team will assess promising, pro-poor AWM interventions and their ‘market potential’, analyze which technologies ‘fit’ in which environments, recommend out-scaling strategies, and assess environmental risks. The results will be scaled-out to the regional level to assess the potential, costs and benefits of smallholder AWM investments across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South Asia (SA).

Location(s): Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Tanzania, Zambia
Project Contact: Giordano, Meredith
Donor(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Research Collaborator(s) : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Food Policy Research Institute, Stockholm Environment Institute(SEI), Water Research Institute,