WATER FLOWS - INCOME GROWS
Profitability Integrating water, livestock and crop
development tripled house-hold Public goods
income. This could not have been • The project increasingly attracts worldwide attention
achieved by any one approach alone. and generates international public goods.
• The Government of Zamfara and Kano states, Nigeria, has
Community Participating farmers’ mean net income Change in adopted the project’s water harvesting technologies.
(US$/year) household • Serves as a case study for the CGIAR’s Challenge Program
Before intervention After intervention income (%) on Water and Food & the Comprehensive Assessment of
Adama 285 1738 + 538 Water Management and Agriculture.
Lume 595 1649 + 203
Arsinegelle 334 1171 + 287
QPM maize and highly valued fruits,
vegetables and dairy products provide
market opportunities and enhance
household nutrition. Manure provides
fuel and helps maintain soil fertility.
This partnership enabled increased
ed agricultural production and tripled
income through marketing of cash
crops and dairying. It resulted in
improved nutrition, health and child
education and increased employment.
Water from river diversions drives quality
protein maize production, a dual purpose
food-feed crop. Green maize helps feed
people. Chopped green maize stover is
Water is the primary factor limiting agricultural production. Water
converted to silage and used for zero
harvesting and river diversion are the catalysts unleashing
grazed dairy cows.
intensification and diversification of household income.
Household water harvesting
e n t:
Objective: Increase food
security, reduce poverty,
improve human health and
restore the natural resource
base of Ethiopia’s Rift Valley Community-based river diversion
dry-lands though new options
in rain-fed agriculture.
Problem & Uta-Wayu
Poverty, low agricultural Cooperative
production, land and water Federal Democratic Republic Unions
of Ethiopia - Ministry of
degradation, and lack of Agriculture & Rural
domestic water characterizes Development
Ethiopia’s Rift Valley.