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The overall goal of this project is to support member countries in identifying and streamlining policies and good practices in agriculture water management and beyond, that can significantly contribute to boosting agriculture productivity, improving food security and sustaining water resources.
The proper framework for implementing the 2030 Agenda for water efficiency and productivity (SDG 6.4) through three major work packages: (i) establishing a robust water accounting system providing the evidence base for the full water budgeting (supply, demand, uses and re-
cycling, present and projected) and for monitoring progress in the achievement of the targets while assessing the institutional effectiveness to govern water resources; (ii) implementing a series of interventions to increase water efficiency and productivity in selected farming systems of the countries to advance in achieving the SDG 6.4; interventions will include: introduction/enhancement of good practices and affordable technologies; improvement of decentralized water governance; development of under-exploited value chain rural agro-industry; leveraging on the multiplier effect to increase productivity when accounting for gender dimensions in the adoption of on-farm practices and technologies, in decentralized governance and along the value chain; elaboration of incentive frameworks, adapted to each local conditions, to promote the uptake of good practice and technologies at farm level and to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives along the value chain (thus generating higher income and higher job opportunity); (iii) ensuring that higher efficiency/productivity achievements for the 2030 time horizon are attained within ‘safe operational boundaries of water use’ defining the conditions for ‘water sustainability’ and, therefore, for a sustainable, socially equitable and human-rights based development.
KTH-dESA will contribute mainly to Output 3 ‘Safe operational boundaries of water use’
defining the conditions for ‘water sustainability’ which will be developed using a Water-Food-Energy-Climate-Ecosystems Nexus analytical framework.