Source: DGP – RFA – Request for Applications No. M/OAA/GRO/EGAS-DGP-10-001
Responsive proposals may include aspects of water productivity, but preferably linked to WSSH objectives as well. The U.S. Government’s water productivity improvement programs seek to maximize the efficient and productive use of water in industrial, agricultural, and other consumptive sectors, and to support pollution prevention programs and programs that reduce water losses. They focus predominantly on approaches that:
- Improve water use efficiency in agriculture
- Help countries adapt to hydrologic variability and climate change
- Reduce water pollution by industry
- Improve water use efficiency in cities
Water Productivity programs in the agriculture sector support efforts to improve agricultural productivity by emphasizing irrigation system efficiency. They work with public and private extension services to increase farmers’ adoption of improved production technologies, systems, and appropriate crops for specific environments. Where appropriate, they also promote the reuse of treated wastewater for agriculture. With the growing expansion of aquaculture, Water Productivity programs also work with research institutions to develop improved aquaculture production technologies and systems that increase yields while reducing water demand and promoting the use of aquaculture species and systems that improve water quality.
USAID’s Water Productivity activities include such activities as support for irrigation improvements, livestock water supply improvements, improved water-related agricultural soil and water management practices, aquaculture, and sustainable fisheries management.
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