AgWA advocates for Investment in Water for Agriculture and Energy

The Partnership for Agriculture Water for Africa (AgWA) has embarked on advocacy campaigns to buy generic cialis online us pharmacy promote sustainable investments in water for agriculture and energy within the CAADP framework.

AgWA Coordinator Fethi Lebdi said viagra through advocacy as one of the key priorities, AgWA promotes Agriculture Water Management (AWM) in Africa by harnessing irrigation for increased agriculture productivity and water harvesting for energy production in the wake of climate change.

Speaking in Ezulwini, Swaziland during a workshop to Support pre- and post-CAADP Compact process for Agriculture Water Management held from27-28th October, 2015, Mr. Lebdi said AgWA responds to CAADP’s Pillar I focusing on Sustainable Land and Water Management.

“AgWA is a partnership of African countries, development partners, international, regional and national organizations from the public, private sildenafil over the counter sectors and civil society organizations supporting planning and implementation of investment in water for agriculture and energy within CAADP framework”, he said.

Mr. Lebdi said AgWA currently has projects in four COMESA member states namely Swaziland, Malawi, Egypt and Sudan promoting Agriculture Water Management adding that COMESA was the current Chair of the AgWA Steering Committee made of various stakeholders and partner institutions.

Meanwhile, participants were trained on the use of online Diagnostic Tools for Investment in Water for Agriculture and Energy (DTI) how does work viagra developed with Technical Assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during the workshops which were held back to back in Swaziland and Malawi.

The DTI offers a platform to assess investment needs and potential for sustainable use of water resources at country level as well as assessing policy and institutional frameworks.

FAO-Rome Consultant Eise van Maanen said the DTI provides a clear picture of investment needs and potential in a given country using percentage indicators, graphical presentations and calculates financial and women viagra economic indicators including the internal rate of return (IRR) for investment in both sectors.

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“Usually there is conflict between irrigation and hydropower generation in terms of water needs but what we are trying to do is to integrate both”, van Maanen said.

Speaking during the closing remarks, COMESA Representative Mr. Cephas Moonga thanked FAO for continued Technical support to AgWA and for facilitating the DTI training for both Swaziland and Malawi (29-30th October, 2015).

He said the training for pre-post CAADP Compact and DTI for the two countries was important particularly at a time when the Malabo Declaration commitments demand strengthened institutional capacity for agriculture price viagra per pill data collection and management for evidence based planning at country level.

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