Resilience and sustainability through ALWM intensification (Bilateral activity cluster)

The scaling of ALWM by smallholder farmers need to be set in the agro-ecological landscape context, and be informed by the potential and actual environmental impacts that may occur.  IWMI has a history of assessing both potential and possible environmental and ecosystems impacts of water appropriation and management for agriculture, both crops and livestock production and intensification. This W3 cluster of activities emphasis the sustainability of agro-ecological landscapes going through degradation- regeneration and intensification changes. It is closely related to activities of W1-W2 project “Landscapes and ALWM intensification: Transformation and ES Impacts (W1/W2)”

 The activity will be integrated and develop scientific evidence base on  draw from WLE-LWS activities such as USAID resilience, organic matter in Ethiopia, citizen science efforts, and building resilience through managing floods in Myanmar, and droughts and dryspells  in India

 It develops and communicate R4D around 

- Data and information on current states of NRM and past and future potential impacts by water management in irrigated and rainfed sustainable intensification 

- Processes, data, tools and approaches that can enhance sustainable intensification ,e specially related to water resources  

- Capacity development to build individual and organizational capacity for sustainable intensification , with particular focus on irrigation and rainfed agro-ecological landscapes