This project is a continuation of the 2016 ' Opportunity models for AWM" which piloted a evidence based framework for investment into ALWM in specific SSA countries. It contributes to activities in IWMI W3 project activity " ALWM investment models for livelihood benefits" (P588)
IFAD Grant 200000119 is included under this project.
More effective and sustainable investments in water for poverty reduction
This project aims to enhance productivity, resilience and sustainability of farming systems of the rural poor. It will build on agricultural water management innovations which emerged from the AgWater Solutions project and from IFAD's past investments in agricultural research, adapting research results to the biophysical and socio-economic contexts in project countries. The project seeks to support activities to enhance the adoption of AWM solutions for increased agricultural productivity, more efficient use of productions inputs including water, land and soil nutrients, and build system resilience to economic stresses. Research outputs will support farming systems along the entire value chain from production to consumption. Opportunities for pro-poor technologies and innovations will be assessed, based on a system approach, and then piloted to develop business models that can be used for scaling investment.