AgWater Challenges is being implemented by IWMI in close consultation with IFAD.
The project is working with a variety of local, national, and regional partners to identify case studies, conduct action research and disseminate results. These partners include: national agricultural research institutes, NGOs, farmers, and knowledge networks, such as the Improved Management of Agricultural Water in Eastern and Southern Africa (IMAWESA) and FIDAfrique-IFADAfrica.
Descriptions of main partners and linkages with other projects and programs are detailed below.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is a specialized agency of the United Nations established to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries. Working with rural poor people, governments, donors, non-governmental organizations and many other partners, IFAD focuses on country-specific solutions, which can involve increasing rural poor peoples’ access to financial services, markets, technology, land and other natural resources.
AgWater Challenges is working closely with IFAD country programs and is fostering specific linkages with IFAD-funded projects in the focal countries, including the following:
- Nepal: Poverty Alleviation Fund Project
- Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka program through COSOP development Dry Zone Livelihood Support and Partnership Programme
- Burkina Faso: Small scale Irrigation and Water Management Project; Sustainable Rural Development Program Community investment plan for agricultural productivity
- Ethiopia: Participatory Small-Scale Irrigation Development Programme; Pastoral community Development Project
- Ghana: Northern Rural Growth Programme
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit international agricultural research center devoted to improving the management of water and land resources for food, livelihoods and nature. IWMI works with a variety of partners to develop tools and methods to help developing countries eradicate poverty through more effective management of their water and land resources.
AgWater Challengesalso complements and draws from two other IWMI-led projects:
- AgWater Solutions
- Re-Thinking Water Storage for Climate Change Adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa