Study on Water Interventions for Improving Smallholder Farming and Rural Livelihoods in Asia and the Pacific

Aims to provide information on innovative water interventions in Asia and the Pacific and target areas through livelihoods mapping to direct external and domestic assistance in food security and poverty reduction to improve smallholder farming and rural livelihoods in rural poor regions

 ACTIVITY SUMMARY: The study will adopt and improve the methodology developed under the 2008 IFAD-FAO joint study on Water and Rural Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa; map the distribution of persistent poor groups through livelihood-zone approach; identify the root causes and their linkages with water constraints; propose suitable water interventions, combining policy, institutional, technical and financing options, to guide international, national and local investment policies and programmes in food security and poverty reduction.   Major components include:

a) Develop methodology and framework

b) Conduct the regional assessments

c) Conduct case-studies in the five pilot countries; Cambodia, India, China, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh 

d) Verification and finalization of regional and national assessments

e) Publish, disseminate and advocate the regional and national assessments (i.e., FAO/IFAD Publication (RAP):  Publication “Water interventions for improving rural livelihoods in Asia”)

LOCATION:  Asia Regional

DATE:          1 April 2011 - 30 Sep 2013

FUNDING:     FAO and IFAD

 

 

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Land and Water Division, Natural Resources and Environment, Food and Agriculture Organization Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok Thailand 10200

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