Thursday, September 04, 2014


CALL FOR PROJECTS: Volta and Niger Basins

Water, Land, and Ecosystems Program (WLE) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for projects to help it address demand driven research in the Volta and Niger Basins.

The main goal of the WLE Volta-Niger Program is to restore and bolster opportunities for increased agricultural productivity through key ecosystem services, especially in the resource-poor and fragile northern part of the region. In this Call, “agriculture” should be understood to include crop production, raising livestock, and agro-forestry. The major objectives of the Program are:

  1. To support productive, equitable and sustainable livelihood options in rural areas that not only reduce (male) out-migration but enhance the capacities of women and youth to more effectively manage natural resources productively and sustainably;
  2. To enable rural people to achieve food and nutritional security through sustainable increases in agricultural productivity; and
  3. To contribute to reducing and ultimately reversing degradation of natural capital both in the north and in the rapidly developing south.

See full call details here.

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