Knowledge compendium : dialogue on bridging water, food security and sustainable agribusiness development in Africa

H.P. Ritzema, J. Harmsen, W. Wolters, J. Boonstra, J. Froebrich

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Abstract

In this knowledge compendium a series of contributions illustrates how Wageningen UR cooperates with African organizations in finding innovations to combat water scarcity and to deliver the scientific knowledge necessary for future actions. In most of these activities, the integration of the formal knowledge of WUR with the tacit knowledge of the local stakeholders plays an important role. The Dutch Ministery of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I) has stimulated the preparation of this compendium to disseminate the knowledge on these innovations among stakeholders throughout the African continent. This knowledge compendium presents a selection of recently finished research projects or on-going projects on water challenges in African food security. They are clustered under four themes: (1) challenges; (2) advances in research; (3) adaptation and implementation; (4) knowledge transfer. The contributions aim to stimulate further research and cooperation as a basis for the development of further management measures.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherAlterra
Number of pages152
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAlterra-rapport
PublisherAlterra
No.2227
ISSN (Print)1566-7197

Keywords

  • water management
  • water supply
  • food security
  • sustainable development
  • agribusiness
  • knowledge transfer
  • africa

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  • Projects

    Water (BO-10-011-005, BO-10-004-007)

    Froebrich, J.

    1/01/0931/12/10

    Project: EZproject

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