This report describes the results of a baseline assessment of current livelihood strategies in the Nariarlé watershed of the Volta River Basin in Burkina Faso. The work is part of the IWMI project entitled ‘Agricultural Water ManagementX Solutions’ which aims to analyse the impacts and potential of AWM interventions to improve livelihoods at the community, and watershed scales and assess the opportunities, constraints and impacts of the use of AWM technologies. Similar work has been done in two other watersheds, the Mkindo watershed in Tanzania and the Jaldhaka watershed in West Bengal, India. The work in the Nariarlé watershed was done during June 2010 in cooperation with Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. After this baseline assessment different AWM scenarios were analysed.
This report was developed under the Agricultural Water Solutions (AgWater Solutions http://awmsolutions.iwmi.org/iwmi.org/) project coordinated by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in partnership with SEI, FAO, IFPRI, IDE and CH2MHill. We thank the local communities, experts and INERA for facilitating and contributing to the development of this work. This work was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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