RRR impact and up-scaling
The goal of the programme is to reduce rural poverty and improve the sustainability of food production and environmental security in Africa by addressing multiple aspects of development in landscapes, river basins and regions. The overarching objectives of this multifaceted programme are to: ? Improve food, environmental security and governance in selected areas through simultaneous development of multiple ecosystem services (soil, water, biodiversity); ? Improve water and soil nutrient management at landscape and basin scales to support rural and peri-urban livelihoods; ? Enhance local stakeholder capacities to take informed decisions on the provision of services and goods related to adopting effective agricultural water management solutions and other innovations pertinent to resource management practices, institutions and policies. The objectives of IWMI?s work are to: ? Identify the broader issues related to the water-food-environment nexus that need to be understood and addressed by researchers, practitioners, and policymakers; ? Develop, test and promote management practices and tools that can be used by governments and practitioners to manage water and land resources more effectively and to address food security, livelihood, and environmental issues; and ? Help developing countries build their research capacities to deal with water scarcity and related food security issues.