Challenge Program on Water and Food
The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) has taken on this challenge from a research perspective. CPWF is an international, multi-institutional research initiative with a strong emphasis on north-south and south-south partnerships. The initiative brings together research scientists, development specialists, and river basin communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America to create and disseminate international public goods (IPGs) that improve the productivity of water in river basins in ways that are pro-poor, gender equitable and environmentally sustainable.
CPWF practices research for development. Ongoing research work exemplifies this emphasis, and illustrates the Challenge Program’s mix of site-specificity, scaling up to the basin level, and the production of international public goods. Thus, CPWF funds and conducts research that is a mixture of basic, applied and adaptive research linked to dissemination of results.