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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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 32443

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2009

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 369 346

  • EU contribution

    € 1 369 346

Coordinated by:

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.

Germany

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.

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

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

BIOAZUL S.L.

Spain

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

CENTRO AGRONOMICO TROPICAL DE INVESTIGACION Y ENSENANZA

Costa Rica

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES DE ZONAS ÁRIDAS DE LA UNIVERSIDAD AGRARIA LA MOLINA

Peru

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN ECOLOGÍA Y ZONAS ÁRIDAS. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA

Venezuela

CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE AGRICULTURA TROPICAL

Colombia

CENTRO REGIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Y TECNOLÓGICAS (MENDOZA)-CRICYT

Argentina

CENTRO SALVADOREÑO DE TECNOLOGÍA APROPIADA

El Salvador

FUNDACIÓN AGRECOL ANDES

Bolivia

FUNDACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO SUSTENTABLE DEL CHACO SUDAMERICANO

Paraguay

INSTITUTO DESERT

Brazil

INSTITUTO NICARAGÜENSE DE TECNOLOGÍA AGROPECUARIA

Nicaragua

ONG RED DE ACCIÓN POR LA TIERRA OR EARTH ACTION ALERTS NETWORK

Chile

PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Netherlands

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION

Germany

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CHAPINGO

Mexico

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE NUEVO LEÓN

Mexico

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LOJA

Ecuador

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 32443

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2009

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 369 346

  • EU contribution

    € 1 369 346

Coordinated by:

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.

Germany