Addressing Water, Food and Poverty Problems Together is a sourcebook that compiles best practices, research methods, and tools developed during CPWF’s first phase (2004-2008).
The sourcebook is divided into short, instructive articles that focus on an approach or methodology that has worked particularly well for CPWF. The purpose of each article is to provide concise information on how, why, and where such methodologies, approaches, and tools have worked in the past and may work in the future.
We hope that this book will inspire development professionals, field workers, decision-makers, project staff, educators, and anyone else interested in water management for food security. Readers are encouraged to directly contact the original authors of sourcebook articles for more information.
Addressing Water, Food and Poverty Problems Together is open source and available for download by chapter below. If you are interested in receiving a free hard copy of the book, please contact CPWF’s Secretariat.
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|4 Improving water productivity in crop and livestock systems 4.1 Aerobic rice systems for water-scarce areas|
|5 Community-based fisheries management 5.1 Increasing the water to food conversion rate in tropical floodplains|
|8 Understanding communities, social learning and gender participation 8.1 Enhancing locally-led learning and innovation|
|9 Collective action and poverty 9.1 A conceptual framework to link collective action, scale and poverty|
|10 Tools for the management of agricultural and natural resources 10.1 Methodologies for characterizing biophysical resource systems in upland Lao PDR|
|11 Scaling-up and out 11.1 Institutional practices to scale up watershed management research|
This sourcebook was developed as part of the IFAD Mainstreaming Innovations grant.