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Integrated water resource Management by the implementation of improved Agro-Forestry concepts in arid and semi-arid areas in Latin America

Objective

Desertification is the most challenging problem in dry-lands of Latin America, resulting from the non-sustainable use of the natural resources, leading to a reduction of the productivity of ecosystems and agriculture, thus increasing the poverty of the inhabitants. It is a must to contribute to fight against this situation through a sustainable management of resources in an international scope. Bringing together agroforestry approaches with an integrated water resource management (IWRM) is the key direction that must be followed in order to enhance the sustainable development of the region.

The general objective of WAFLA is to coordinate the current research, technological innovation and social and policy development activities, creating synergies to promote the adoption of IWRM and improved agroforestry systems in order to propose real solutions to combat the degradation of dry lands and to enhance rural development in Latin America. The main outcome of WAFLA will be the identification of management strategies and policy options for the promotion of region-adapted agroforestry structures, by providing with a Latin-American Joint Arid-Agroforestry Management Guidelines, based on the participatory management of agroforestry modules, with the involvement of local communities.

This concept will harmonise technology, institution and environment, proposing strategies of implementation based on local conditions, with appropriated technological, economical and social tools, which will include:
(1) identification of indigenous and adapted species with market value,
(2) development of suitable technology packages for production of quality crops,
(3) development of adaptable management prescriptions for planting, irrigating, maintenance, harvesting and processing,
(4) development of an information network of markets for agroforestry products to empower local producers and traders and
(5) development of a sustainable Arid-Agroforestry Extension and dissemination Strategy.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INCO-DEV-3
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.
Address
An Der Karlstadt 10
Bremerhaven
Germany

Participants (20)

ASOCIACIÓN COORDINADORA INDÍGENA Y CAMPESINA DE AGROFORESTERÍA COMUNITARIA
Costa Rica
Address
Del Pizza Hut De Los Colegios De Moravia, 50 Sur Y 50 Noreste
San José
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
College Road
Bangor
BIOAZUL S.L.
Spain
Address
Avda. Juan Lopez Penalver, 21
Campanillas (Malaga)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
42, Rue Scheffer
Paris
CENTRO AGRONOMICO TROPICAL DE INVESTIGACION Y ENSENANZA
Costa Rica
Address
Catie
Turrialba
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES DE ZONAS ÁRIDAS DE LA UNIVERSIDAD AGRARIA LA MOLINA
Peru
Address
Camilo Carrillo 300 A Jesús Y María
Lima
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN ECOLOGÍA Y ZONAS ÁRIDAS. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA
Venezuela
Address
Calle Maparari Entre Las Flores Y Cristal, Diagonal A Ue Carmen De Tovar
Coro-falcón
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE AGRICULTURA TROPICAL
Colombia
Address
Kilómetro 17 Vía Cali-palmira
Cali
CENTRO REGIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Y TECNOLÓGICAS (MENDOZA)-CRICYT
Argentina
Address
Avda. Ruiz Leal S/n°
Mendoza
CENTRO SALVADOREÑO DE TECNOLOGÍA APROPIADA
El Salvador
Address
Km 4 1/2 Calle A San Marcos 392
San Salvador
FUNDACIÓN AGRECOL ANDES
Bolivia
Address
Calle Pasos Kanki N° 2134 Zona Cala Cala
Cochabamba
FUNDACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO SUSTENTABLE DEL CHACO SUDAMERICANO
Paraguay
Address
Deportivo N° 935, Esquina Algarrobo
Loma Plata
INSTITUTO DESERT
Brazil
Address
Rua Adalberto Correia Lima 2606
Teresina - Estado Do Piaui
INSTITUTO NICARAGÜENSE DE TECNOLOGÍA AGROPECUARIA
Nicaragua
Address
Contiguo A 5Ta. Sección De Policía. Edificio María Castil, Inta Central
Managua
ONG RED DE ACCIÓN POR LA TIERRA OR EARTH ACTION ALERTS NETWORK
Chile
Address
Antonia López De Bello 80, Recoleta
Santiago
PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen
UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION
Germany
Address
Langer Eugen, Hermann-ehlers Str. 10
Bonn
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CHAPINGO
Mexico
Address
Universidad Autónoma De Chapingo, Km 38.5 Carr México-texcoco, Chapingo, Mex.
Chapingo
UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE NUEVO LEÓN
Mexico
Address
Avda. Alfonso Reyes Con Av. Pedro De Alba S/n Cd. Universitaria
San Nicolas De Los Garza, Nuevo Leon
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LOJA
Ecuador
Address
Ciudadela Universitaria "Guillermo Falconí" La Argelia, Administración Central
Loja