Nutrition-sensitive agriculture water productivity

Food system transformation is needed to address the hundreds of millions of people without adequate access to food or water for a healthy life. Nutrition and malnutrition are closely linked to water for food, sanitation and hygiene. With 30 percent of the world’s population living in water-stressed environments, the impacts of water scarcity and malnutrition are expected to affect half of the world’s population, and there is a need of a strategy to assist farmers to efficiently produce staples for basic food security while, at the same time, increasing the production of high-value and nutrient-dense crops. Efforts to enhance water productivity can and must be linked to the improvement of dietary quality and diversity through interlinked interventions.

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On the ground

The project aims at strengthening the capacities of smallholder farmers for the adoption of sustainable water management and nutrition-sensitive agriculture practices and is implemented in Benin, Egypt, Jordan, Mozambique, Niger and Rwanda.

Key Publications

Water productivity_the yield gap and nutrition - The case of EthiopiaWater productivity, the yield gap, and nutrition. The case of Ethiopia.

The report uses a nutritional water productivity (NWP) framework to interpret the relationship between nutrition and water in the context of water challenges.

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Accounting for livestock water productivityHow and WhyAccounting for livestock water productivity: How and why?

The assessment of water productivity in livestock supply chains has a critical role to play in developing productive and sustainable food production systems worldwide.

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Training of farmers and community-based extension workers on sustainable nutrition-sensitive agriculture production practices that conserve water, improve yields and promote healthy diets and nutritional outcomes is ongoing.
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Paulo Dias
Project Manager
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