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  • Outscaling community-based water management (SG511)

    Karkheh, Phase 1, Phase 1 Karkheh October 21, 2011 at 07:42 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Outscaling and upscaling community-based water management strategies in the Karkheh River Basin (SG511) Introduction Drought is one of the major factors limiting crop production worldwide. Although enormous effort has been put into conventional breeding programmes for both drought and salt tolerance, there has been little progress in […]

  • Niger Basin Focal Project (PN64)

    Niger, Phase 1, Phase 1 Niger October 21, 2011 at 06:58 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Basin Focal Project Niger (PN64) Introduction The Niger Basin, spanning 9 countries and over 1 200 000 km2, presents a variety of diverse and complex issues. A large transboundary basin supporting over 95 million people, it is characterized by extreme rural poverty.  The basin countries suffer from […]

  • Andes Basin Focal Project (PN63)

    Andes, Phase 1, Phase 1 Andes October 21, 2011 at 06:57 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Andes Basin Focal Project (Andes BFP) (PN63) Introduction The Andes River Basin, in biophysical terms, is the most mountainous of the CPWF basins, has the greatest rainfall extremes, and the greatest spatial heterogeneity in climate, geology and soils. Also, the Andes region has greater inequality between the […]

  • Focal Project in the Limpopo River Basin (PN62)

    Limpopo, Phase 1, Phase 1 Limpopo October 21, 2011 at 06:56 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Limpopo Basin Focal Project (PN62) Introduction The Limpopo River Basin is comprised of portions of four riparian states, namely Botswana to the west, Zimbabwe to the north, South Africa to the south, and Mozambique to the down stream east.  Increasing population, urban centres, development of dams for […]

  • Small multi-purpose reservoir planning (PN46)

    Full Project Title: Small multi-purpose reservoir ensemble planning (PN46) Introduction Small multi-purpose reservoirs are a widely used form of infrastructure for the provision of water including for domestic use, livestock and small-scale irrigation. Although reservoir ensembles store enough water to have a significant impact on the livelihoods of smallholders who […]

  • Integrated water resource management in the Limpopo Basin (PN17)

    Limpopo, Phase 1, Phase 1 Limpopo October 21, 2011 at 05:12 0 comments

    Full Project Title: The challenge of integrated water resource management for improved rural livelihoods: Managing risk, mitigating drought and improving water productivity in the water scarce Limpopo Basin (PN17) Introduction Agricultural production in the Limpopo Basin is constrained by poor soil fertility, lack of access to water resources and low infrastructure […]

  • Enhancing rainwater use for crop productivity in the Volta Basin (PN05)

    Phase 1, Phase 1 Volta, Volta October 21, 2011 at 04:51 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Enhancing rainwater and nutrient use efficiency for improved crop productivity, farm income and rural livelihoods in the Volta Basin (PN05) Introduction In the Volta River Basin, the food security of the population comprising mostly small-scale farmers who rely on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods is threatened by […]

  • Water productivity improvement in the Atbara River Basin of Eritrea (PN02)

    Nile, Phase 1, Phase 1 Nile October 21, 2011 at 04:49 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Water productivity improvement of cereals and foods legumes in the Atbara Basin of Eritrea (PN02) Introduction In Eritrea, one of the Nile Basin countries, natural resources (to the exception of fisheries) are limited and most of the population lives in rural areas of the highlands, where rain-fed […]

  • Increased food security and income in the Limpopo Basin (PN01)

    Limpopo, Phase 1, Phase 1 Limpopo October 21, 2011 at 04:48 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Increased food security and income in the Limpopo Basin through integrated crop, water and soil fertility options and public-private partnerships (PN01) Introduction Smallholder farming communities in the Limpopo Basin of southern Africa, dependent on rain-fed subsistence agriculture on small landholdings, face food insecurity, poverty and ill-health as […]