Project Profile

Improving Food Security and Nutrition in the Sahel by Safeguarding Wetlands through Sustainable Agricultural Water Management


Duration : July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2023
Overview:

Working in different wetland landscapes in Ethiopia and Mali, the programme will develop and communicate agricultural water use and management innovations that are relevant to a wide range of agricultural systems in and around Sahelian wetlands. These will contribute to local, national, Sahelian / African-wide goals of enhanced food security and nutrition by increasing water productivity and eco-efficiency , improving livelihoods and restoring (wetland) ecosystem services.

Location(s): Ethiopia, Mali
Project Contact: Schmitter, Petra
Donor(s): SDC

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI