In 2012, Africa RISING funded an ‘early win’ project in Ethiopia led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
The project aims to review, test and provide a package of outputs that together will better define areas of priority where gains in crop and livestock productivity to reduce poverty could be brought about by increased water use efficiency, greater/better use of water storage structures and opportunities and constraints for interventions.
The outputs will be:
- a review document detailing the opportunities for developing indicators of water use, water constrained agriculture and water vulnerable agricultural
- a series maps showing where particular regions have specific opportunities or constraints from water use and management in relation to reducing poverty through better targeting of agricultural practices.
The Africa RISING program comprises three linked research-for-development projects, funded by the USAID Feed the Future Initiative, and aiming to sustainably intensify mixed farming systems in West Africa (Southern Mali and Northern Ghana), the Ethiopian Highlands and East and Southern Africa (Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi).
To produce some short-term outputs and to support the longer term objectives of the projects, in 2012 Africa RISING funded several small, short-term projects in each of the regions. More information.