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    Finding the optimum balance between farming and the natural environment

    Announcements, Basin, Homepage Highlights, News, Volta August 30, 2012 at 06:35 Comments are Disabled

    How do you convince a farmer who is struggling to produce a crop not to plough additional land next to his local river, or how can you tell a fisherman who needs to provide for his family that he shouldn’t use certain pesticides to enhance his catch of fish? There […]

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    Improved Food Security Requires More Efficient Water Management

    Announcements, Homepage Highlights, News August 28, 2012 at 07:30 Comments are Disabled

    Director Alain Vidal made CPWF’s message clear at Stockholm World Water Week when he presented during a session Monday entitled “The Role of Water and Sanitation in Enhancing Resilience and Food Security.” Addressing a diverse audience representing organizations from the agricultural and sanitation water sectors, Dr. Vidal emphasized the fact that […]

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    Enabling integration through innovation and collaboration–CPWF Twitter account transitioning to WLE

    Announcements, News August 19, 2012 at 08:54 1 comment

    As part of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food’s (CPWF) integration with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), CPWF is developing a strategy to ensure its knowledge management portfolio (communication, information management, monitoring and evaluation, and uptake) is integrated in order to ensure long-term use of its outputs. […]

  • Jeff Haskins

    In Remembrance of Jeff Haskins

    Announcements, News July 19, 2012 at 14:48 Comments are Disabled

    CPWF is saddened to pass on the news of the death of Jeff Haskins. Jeff was a passionate and talented communicator who provided valuable insight to our program. With his untimely passing, the agricultural research community has lost both a partner and a friend. Read more on Burness’ website: Remembering […]

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    Taking Stock at the 3rd International Forum on Water and Food

    Announcements, Homepage Highlights, IFWF, News May 17, 2012 at 01:30 Comments are Disabled

    The 3rd International Forum on Water and Food (IFWF3), convened in Tshwane, South Africa during November 2011. IFWF3 demonstrated the value of CPWF’s multi-stakeholder, research-for-development approach. The Forum report, entitled “Streams of innovation: Improving people’s lives through research on water and food“, synthesizes the main outcomes and issues identified at […]

  • Pamela George

    New Ganges Basin Leader Appointed

    Announcements, Basin, Ganges, News May 15, 2012 at 22:01 Comments are Disabled

    The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF)  has appointed Ms. Pamela George as the new Ganges Basin Leader for its Ganges Basin Research Program. The decision was made jointly by CPWF and the WorldFish Center, CPWF’s lead partner in the Ganges. Ms. George worked as acting Basin Leader […]

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    Just released: Book on CPWF’s Basin Focal Project Research

    Inspired by two special issues of the journal Water International, ‘Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins: Defining the Limits’ challenges the conventional wisdom that with global populations increasing, the demands on food and water systems will inevitably push river basins over the edge and lead to a major world […]

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    IWMI wins the Stockholm Water Prize

    Announcements, News March 22, 2012 at 06:14 Comments are Disabled

    The 2012 Stockholm Water Prize was awarded to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) today. “This is an incredible honor for our organization. The real winners of course are the staff, past and present, and this is also a testament to the value placed on research for informed decision making […]

  • CGIAR Consortium Appoints New CEO

    Announcements, CGIAR Consortium News, Homepage Highlights, Imported, News March 19, 2012 at 09:00 Comments are Disabled

      MONTPELLIER, FRANCE (19 March, 2012) – The CGIAR Consortium today announces the appointment of Dr. Frank Rijsberman as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following a rigorous and transparent recruitment process by the Consortium Board. Dr. Rijsberman’s extensive experience [...] [… (…)

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    New report: Moving beyond ‘more crop per drop’

    Announcements, Homepage Highlights, News, Uncategorized March 18, 2012 at 23:52 Comments are Disabled

    A new United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) publication produced by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), highlighting the need for decision makers to take into account the value of ecosystem services was released this week. Jennie Barron, project leader for CPWF’s Volta 1 and Limpopo 1 projects co-authored the report, which […]