Project Profile

Water Managemet Solutions for Flood Recession and Dry Season Farming in Nigeria

Duration : January 1, 2014 - November 30, 2016

The goal of this project is to assist the Government of Nigeria to increase agricultural production and achieve food security through sustainable water management that allows smallholder farmers to profitably engage in flood recession and dry season agriculture. The project will establish fact-based evidence on historical and current flooding patterns and risks as a guide to decision making on flood response. It will also identify flood capture and storage solutions for flood recession agriculture and dry season farming. Expected outputs include a) land and water management maps at river basin and state levels; b) tools to support flood forecasting and estimation of potential impacts; c) AWM solutions and proven business models for implementation of AWM solutions. These outputs will ultimately improve national food security and incomes of smallholder farmers while reducing agricultural production risks.

Location(s): Nigeria
Project Contact: Williams, Timothy
Donor(s): Government of Nigeria 1,Government of Nigeria 2,Government of Nigeria 3,Government of Nigeria 4,Government of Nigeria 5,Government of Nigeria 6,Government of Nigeria 7,Government of Nigeria 8,Government of Nigeria 0
Research Collaborator(s) : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Food Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development-Nigeria,

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