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    Breaking the Trap

    Blogs, Water and Food Blog May 7, 2014 at 10:25 0 comments

    This post is part of the Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog’s month-long series on Resilience. Resilience thinking: why does it matter? The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) officially drew to a close at the end of last month.  One could easily forget that in 2009, CPWF redefined its objective […]

     
  • Re-greening Uganda’s cattle corridor (New Agriculturist)

    Imported, Press clippings November 6, 2012 at 09:55 0 comments

    Uganda’s ‘cattle corridor’, which makes up the northern third of the country, is among the most degraded areas in the upper Nile basin, following years of overgrazing and charcoal production. Repeated attempts have been made to reseed and restore the bare land without success, as grass seedlings are quickly eaten […]

     
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    Finding the optimum balance between farming and the natural environment

    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 […]

     
  • Ecosystem Services Approach to Agriculture

    Research, Water and food issues December 21, 2011 at 23:24 0 comments

    Radical overhaul of agriculture can create farms that enhance rather than degrade the world’s ecosystems, says new report CPWF and IWMI have developed a joint media release for Stockholm World Water Week on the importance of taking an Ecosystem Services Approach to how we manage and use water.  The Ecosystem […]

     
  • CPWF @ Stockholm World Water Week: Resilience and tipping points

    Announcements, Events October 24, 2011 at 14:43 0 comments

    CPWF was a convener for the workshop on “Resilience, Uncertainty and Tipping Points” together with the Stockholm Resilience Centre, UNESCO-IHE and WWF.   Dr. Alain Vidal made a keynote presentation at the workshop. His presentation focused on linking resilience theory to three practical examples from CPWF work 1) one on the […]

     
  • 2009 CPWF Annual Report

    Announcements, News October 24, 2011 at 14:41 0 comments

    This year’s Annual Report is structured to provide the reader with a broad overview of CPWF’s direction in Phase 2, while reporting on key activities and successes in Phase 1. There are also several impact stories throughout the Annual Report that exemplify these successes. The section on ‘Our Approach’ provides […]

     
  • New Publication: CPWF papers in best of Stockholm World Water Week 2009

    Announcements, CPWF in the News, News October 24, 2011 at 14:30 0 comments

    CPWF Phase 1 learning was highlighted in “On the Water Front: Selections from the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm”. Two papers from CPWF were part of the “Best of” publication paper. The first paper is entitled “The green-to-blue water continuum: An approach to improve agricultural systems’ resilience to water […]

     
  • Improving resilience in small-scale fisheries (PN72)

    Niger, Phase 1, Phase 1 Niger October 21, 2011 at 07:09 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Participatory diagnosis and adaptive management of small-scale fisheries in the Niger River Basin (PN72) Introduction Small-scale inland fisheries are notoriously difficult to assess and to manage, due to the complex (multi-species, multi-gear) and diffuse (informal, seasonal, unrecorded) nature of their operations. In addition, small-scale inland fisheries are […]

     
  • Food and water security under global change (PN53)

    Limpopo, Nile, Phase 1, Phase 1 Limpopo, Phase 1 Nile October 21, 2011 at 05:54 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Food and water security under global change: Developing adaptive capacity with a focus on rural Africa (PN53) Introduction Global change and climate-related risk will impact food and water security in significant and highly uncertain ways, particularly for developing countries with high poverty levels and weak adaptive capacity. […]

     
  • Wetlands-based livelihoods in the Limpopo Basin (PN30)

    Limpopo, Phase 1, Phase 1 Limpopo October 21, 2011 at 05:26 0 comments

    Full Project Title: Wetlands-based livelihoods in the Limpopo Basin: Balancing social welfare and environmental security (PN30) Introduction The wetlands in the LRB – predominantly seasonally or permanently saturated areas – are an important and highly productive resource in a region characterized by climatic extremes. The complex and ecologically sensitive wetlands […]