Natural Resource Management and Climate Change_Dr. Theib Oweis, ICARDA

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Natural Resource Management and Climate Change_Dr. Theib Oweis, ICARDA

  1. 1. Natural Resource Management and climate change<br />Presented by Gloria Abouzeid and AmalBushara<br />IFAD/ICARDA Knowledge Exchange Workshop, 26-29 October 2009 Knowledge and Technology Exchange for Enhanced Quality of IFAD/ICARDA Operations in the NENA region<br />
  2. 2. Water and Natural Resources<br />Paper presented by Dr. Theib Oweis on Water Productivity<br />The group discussed the main points and came up with some recommendations as follows:<br /><ul><li>a new water productivity concept has emerged as climate change challenge and water scarcity
  3. 3. New policies and strategies at different levels should be accomodated to improve farmers and nomads productivity ensuring good life quality and livelihood
  4. 4. Land productivity and water productivity concepts are to be seen together during the design and implementation phases of projects
  5. 5. Mapping of resources is of importance for natural resources management using GIS</li></li></ul><li>Cont.<br />ICT is important to have a role in transfer of technologies to farmers and nomads within search Institutes and projects.<br />Technologies scaling up and adoption requires engagement of research and development projects to be encourages to fill the gaps in production.<br />Partnership between ICARDA and IFAD should start earlier during the design and formulation and implementation <br />Enhance IFAD grants to research institutes both international and national to generate technologies and provide technical support to the development projects<br />

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