Solutions for Water Scarcity & Land Degradation A Natural Resources Management CGIAR Research Program (MP5)
What’s new Alignment of CG Centers work Better engagement with partners for impact Integration fosters innovation – bringing something new to market
Stronger links between Research and Impact
Developing the Proposal On line consultations, plus design and writer’s workshop in Colombo involving CGIAR and partners
CRP5 Addresses Interrelated Global Challenges
Loss of EcosystemServices
GOAL: sustainably improve livelihoods, reduce poverty, and ensure food security using research-based solutions to water scarcity, land degradation, and loss of ecosystem services.
Objectives Enhancing and safeguarding land and water access for the poor to sustainably benefit from resource utilization. Delivering greater water and land productivity. Improving land and soil health and water quality to reverse widespread degradation. Enhancing ecosystem services and building resilience by enhancing the ability of people to manage water and land to sustain ecosystem services. Change the way people think and act about water, land and ecosystem resources.
To meet objectives, focus on a set of “best bets” Ecosystems River Basins Groundwater Irrigation Resource Recovery Rainfed Pastoral Information Systems
Rainfed: How can we improve soil fertility and land and water management to unlock the potential of rainfed agriculture while reversing trends of ecosystem degradation?
Irrigation: What must we do to revitalize irrigation in Asia and Africa?
Resource Recovery: How can we enhance food security by recovering nutrient and other resources from solid and liquid waste streams?
Groundwater: How do we make groundwater use sustainable?
Pastoral: What changes in land and water management are needed to support pastoral livelihoods?
Basins: How do we manage water and land resources in major agricultural river basins in ways that meet the needs of people and ecosystems?
Ecosystems: How do we improve ecosystem resilience and services to support ecosystem resilience and provide farmers and pastoralists with a production system that has increased adaptability to environmental change?
Information: How can we develop and use soil, water and ecosystem information systems to generate information for evidence based policy recommendations and for supporting the implementation, out-scaling, and evaluation?
CRP5: Ongoing projects under different Best Bets
Multiple Paths to Impact Focus on clients - farmer and community perspectives; different needs of women, men, youth Focal countries – for policy and investment support Partnership networks Global and regional engagement Facilitating capacity building
Budget Combined work of CGIAR Centers totals about $78 million in this area Caution – this does not represent new funding Strategy – an increasing proportion of additional funding is for supporting partnerships
Impact -200 million livelihoods improved in 20 years