Agricultural Water Management

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Jenga Jamaa II Project

Ranked 186th out of 187 countries in the UNDP’s 2013 Human Development Index, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces critical challenges that affect its capacity to ensure a peaceful and sustainable living for its inhabitants. While showing signs of political and economic recovery following the transitional process (2005) that saw insecurity declining and international donors supporting and funding programs anew, the country is still prone to violence and insecurity.

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Resiliency Through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja

The Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition (RWANU) project is designed to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable people in South Karamoja, Uganda. RWANU means “future” in NgaKarimojong. This five-year, Development Food Aid Program is funded by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace and targets 16 subcounties in the districts of Amudat, Moroto, Napak, and Nakapiripirit.

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Feed the Future West (formerly Watershed Initiative for National Natural Environment Resources)

The $127 million WINNER project, implemented by Chemonics International, began in June 2009 and was originally designed to protect watersheds by preserving hillsides, stabilizing waterways, and building non-farm livelihoods options. As a result of the 2010 earthquake, the government of Haiti recommitted to watershed management and food self-sufficiency and the USG created a post-earthquake strategy. At the same time, President Obama rolled out the Feed the Future initiative.

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Support Program for Economic and Enterprise Development Plus

USAID’s Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development (SPEED+) project will provide expert technical services to the Government of Mozambique to support economic and structural reform in the areas of agriculture, trade, business enabling environment, energy, water and biodiversity conservation. It will also promote the areas of improved fiscal transparency, tax policy and economic and environmental governance. SPEED+ will provide expert technical assistance and training for public sector institutions and civil society organizations at the national and local levels.

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Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East, West

Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives – North, East, West (IDEA-NEW) is a USAID project that began in March 2009 and was completed in 2015. This project continued USAID’s efforts to provide agricultural incentives and economic alternatives for provinces in the East as well as the northern and western poppy-prone regions of the country.

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Irrigation and Watershed Management Program

The goal of the Irrigation and Watershed Management Program (IWMP) is to expand and enhance Afghan government and community-level capacity to manage water resources to improve agricultural production and productivity. The five-year, $130 million dollar program, will achieve this objective through activities in four component areas:

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Multi-Input Area Development GDA

The Multi-Input Area Development—Global Development Alliance (MIAD-GDA) is a partnership between USAID and the Aga Khan Development Network to improve the quality of life in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province by strengthening health, education, livelihoods, and governance. The project links Afghanistan’s public and private sectors to foster sustainable social and economic development. USAID and Aga Khan are each investing $30.5 million to fund this GDA.

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Regional Agricultural Development Program - North

The Regional Agricultural Development Program-North (RADP-N) is a sustainable agriculture development program that works in six provinces of northern Afghanistan (Jawzjan, Balkh, Samangan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Badakhshan) in support of U.S. Government and Afghan Government economic development objectives. RADP-N focuses on investing in increased sustainability and profitability of selected value chains for wheat, high-value crops, and livestock to provide food and economic security for rural Afghans in the targeted provinces.

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Community Livelihoods Program

The Community Livelihoods Project (CLP) was a multi-sectoral project in Yemen funded by USAID. CLP commenced implementation in July 2010 and has carried out interventions in the areas of health, education and agriculture. The agriculture program, a US$15.4 million component of the overall CLP, completed implementation in September 2014.

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Revitalizing Agricultural/Pastoral Incomes and New Markets

In 2007 and 2008, Ethiopia was described by the World Food Program (WFP) as a global hunger “hot spot,” where the food insecurity emergency had put the wellbeing of more than 12 million people at risk. At that time, it was estimated that 6.4 million beneficiaries were in need of WFP’s emergency assistance. The Somali Region remains one of the most vulnerable in Ethiopia, where recurrent natural and human-made disasters disrupt the economy and severely threaten livelihoods.