Project Profile

Improving water productivity, reducing poverty and enhancing equity in mixed crop-livestock systems in the Indo Gangetic basin

Duration : January 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009
(Extended to April 30, 2010)

This project aimed at Improving livelihood security, reduced inequity and improved environmental security through optimized productivity of water within crop-livestock systems in semi-arid areas of the Indus-Gangetic Basin (IGB). Impact was envisioned to follow three pathways. The development programs designed had to better address intermediate problems such as scarcity of feed and fodder, and inadequate management of livestock through improved understanding of livestock water needs within mixed farming systems, and policy support for integration of crop-livestock water needs. This can in turn result in increased land and water productivity and reduced poverty.

Location(s): India
Project Contact: Samad, M.
Donor(s): CPWF and IWMI

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