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Water Institutions, Governance, and Water Resources Knowledge

Date Published: 
November 10, 2011

Achieving water-smart agriculture in the context of climate change requires improved management of water resources from the national level down to the local level. Budget limitations often restrict efforts to strengthen institutions and gather high quality data needed to inform management decisions. Local water users and improved technologies can play greater roles in water management through improvements in data collection, analysis, and forecasting.

This factsheet was developed as part of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Climate-Smart Agriculture Workshop. The workshop focused on approaches for effective program design of climate-smart agriculture in support of both country and regional CAADP investment plans. Climate-smart agriculture incorporates practices that increase productivity, efficiency, resilience, adaptive capacity, and mitigation potential of production systems.