Increased water efficiency and food production in key commodity value chains through multi-stakeholder partnerships applying a push-pull-policy strategy

The project outlined with the document at hand addresses the water productivity of the key commodities rice and cotton exemplary in four Asian countries, which are relevant to water scarcity and the production of these commodities alike. The project strives to unfold synergies between Governments, Development NGOs and the private sector to realize an innovative combination of improved irrigation water productivity and food security.

DEVELOPMENT GOAL (OVERALL GOAL):

Increased water efficiency and food production in key commodity value chains
through multi-stakeholder partnerships applying a push-pull-policy strategy

SPECIFIC PROJECT OBJECTIVE (PURPOSE);

The overall project objective is to enhance food security of farmers’ income and water productivity of at least 4,500 cotton growing farmers in Kyrgyzstan

PUSH-PULL-POLICY

The WAPRO project will contribute to increase farming income and water productivity of cotton farmers in Kyrgyzstan through an innovative approach; the so-called PUSH-PULL-POLICY approach.

The PUSH component addresses the knowledge gaps of cotton farmers, in particular
small-scale farmers with regards to improved water management practices and facilitates their adoption through a combination of effective promotion and outreach in the cotton value chain.

The PULL component addresses the lack of incentives to adopt water saving technologies by farmers. The buyers of cotton will support farmers by a direct premium and/or other benefits for the use of improved water management practices.

The POLICY component addresses water governance through the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), which strengthens capacities of water user associations (further used as WUA), and contributes to national policy dialogue.
  • Outcome 1
    Cotton farmers (f/m) adopt more efficient and more effective production methods

    Outcome 2
    Private sector companies purchase cotton from farmers (f/m) who produce with more efficient and more sustainable methods

    Outcome 3
    Multi-stakeholder water stewardship plans are implemented

     

In brief

SDC
Current phase:
Phase I: October 2015 - June 2018

Donors:
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Partners:
Public Fund “Bio Service” and Rural Advisory Service Jalalabad (RAS JA)

Contact us: WAPRO Project

HELVETAS Programme Office:
7 Liniya Str. house #65, Bishkek, 720044
Tel: +996 (312) 214 572/73/74/75
Fax: +996 (312) 214 578
e-mail: kyrgyzstan@helvetas.org
website: http://www.kyrgyzstan.helvetas.org

Field Office:
Jamashova str. house #1, Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (0) 3722 42012
Fax: +996 (0) 3722 55279
E-mails: ismail.arapov@helvetas.org;