Livelihoods and agriculture

Agriculture is the main source of income and employment for 70% of the world’s poorest living in rural areas. Cowater delivers large-scale rural development programs increasing access to irrigation to boost agriculture and livestock production and diversifying economic opportunities for smallholder farmers and rural communities. Our expertise in agriculture and livelihoods provides opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs to increase their income through technology improvements, knowledge and skills development. We expand livelihood opportunities for the poorest segments of the population by increasing agricultural productivity, supporting rural enterprise development, and improving climate resilience through sustainable water management.

Related Projects

  • Water and Sustainable Economic Growth in the Sahel Region (ECED-Sahel) - The Water and Sustainable Economic Growth in the Sahel (ECED- Sahel) is a four-year, CAD 17 million multi-sectoral programme (2015-2019) in agriculture, water and sanitation undertaken in collaboration with Global […]
  • Agricultural Support Services - The “Agricultural Support Services” project is a four-year, USD 7,9 million assignment (2019-2022) funded by the Millenium Challenge Account Niger. The mandate is part of the Niger’s Compact, “Irrigation and […]
  • Fruit Tree Productivity Program in Irrigated and Rain-fed Areas - The Fruit Tree Productivity Programm (TC-1A and TC-1B) in Morocco was a five-year CAD 46 million initative (2008-2013) undertaken with the financial support of the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in […]

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