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Developing social and water poverty maps to improve water harvesting in Northeast India

Duration : May 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010
(Extended to December 31, 2012)

This project aims to:

  1. generate and employ social and water poverty maps for selected sites;
  2. design and help in the implementation of appropriate water harvesting structures and multiple-use water systems (MUS), and estimate their impacts on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers;
  3. improve livelihoods through interventions for agricultural intensification; and
  4. capacity building.
The project aims to develop, through a large consortium, suitable and more productive farming systems through land- and water-centric interventions for the resource-poor farmers of the most disadvantaged districts in the northeast hilly region of India. IWMI's role will be to help/guide in designing such interventions, conduct poverty analyses and assess the impact of such interventions.

Location(s): India
Project Contact: Sharma, B.
Donor(s): NAIP of ICAR and IFAD