The Quick Water early win 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.”
On 23-24 May, the project team had its inception meeting at the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa to review the project proposal, discuss the key dimensions to consider in the project, consider a number of relevant building blocks – such as rainfall data, spatial data, water productivity, how to collect information required – and devise an action plan.
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.