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1. Water for Food: Increasing Water Efficiency Public-Private Partnerships & Multi Stakeholder Approaches Melchior Lengsfeld Rupa Mukerji Breakfast Roundtable 16 June 2015 Washington, DC 2. Who we are 3. Where we work 33 partner countries CRITERIA High levels of poverty Relevance of our programs High impact potential Civil society and/or government as partners Donor interest 4. Our Strategy: 2013 - 2017 3 transversal topics 5 thematic areas Focus on impact, innovation, multi-stakeholder partnerships, accountability and quality Triple commitment: Implementation, + Advocacy + Advisory Services 5. The Challenge for Water for Food Over 40% of the worlds population faces water scarcity 70% of all freshwater withdrawals are for agriculture Global water demand is projected to increase by 55% (2000-2050) Agriculture is the main driver of increasing global water scarcity Climate change is most likely to aggravate water scarcity The sky became thinner, Ethiopia, October 2010 6. 2010-2029 2030-2049 2050-2069 2070-2089 20 40 60 80 100 PERCENTAGEOF YIELDPROJECTIONS 0 2090-2109 0 -5% -5 -10% -10 -25% -25 -50% -50 -100% 50 100% 25 50% 10 25% 5 10% 0 5% Range of Yield Change Increase in Yield Decrease in Yield Projected changes in crop yields due to climate change over the 21st century (IPCC AR5) After 2050 the risk of more severe yield impacts increases and depends on the level of warming. Climate change is projected to progressively increase inter-annual variability of crop yields in many regions. 7. Wheat Soy Rice Maize CROP TYPE -6 -4 -2 0 2 90th Percentile 75th Percentile Median 25th Percentile 10th Percentile YIELDIMPACT (%ChangeperDecade) Impacts of Climate Change on Major Crops (without Adaptation) 8. Our Approach Mainstream WUMP: Approach to equitable and sustainable use of water resources Water accounting, Empowerment, Conflict prevention & Financing mechanisms Integrated Water Resource Management Increase and broaden impact Human rights to water and sanitation Sustainable WASH service delivery approach From hygiene promotion to behaviour change Increased policy influence Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene More crops per drop through better water resource management, governance Water harvesting and storage Building and supporting institutions Water for Food 9. Commitment to W4F HELVETAS is an active member of Fairtrade International, ICAC, IFOAM, ISEAL, Textile Exchange, Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network, responsAbility, Max Havelaar Switzerland Advisory support to our projects (Efficient irrigation in Central Asia), Swiss Government, Private Companies and Associations Over 110,000 farmers enhanced their productivity and income by efficient water use. Partnership with 517 local organsiations 10. Organic rice project in India and Thailand Partnership with Coop Switzerland & National Actors Traditional basmati & Jasmine rice VCs Risk of hydrological hazards & water shortages Organic & Fair Trade System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Promotion of rotation crops (wheat, soya etc.) India 2nd largest retailer with 17% market share in Switzerland 11. WAPRO: Towards Upscaling Objective: Enhance food security and water productivity Two key commodity value chains, cotton and rice Reaching 45,000 smallholders in four countries: India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic. Multi-stakeholder partnerships applying a push-pull-policy strategy POLICY dialogue + Knowledge Sharing National Water Policies CSR-Policies Evidence based Up-scaling, crowding-in Outreach to more countries PUSH Campaignon efficient watermanagement practices PULL Buyers demandand support water saving Producers adopt efficient water management practices and diversify production 12. Future Perspectives From value chain projects in selected countries towards regional programmes Push-Pull-Policy approach for scale Evidence based policy dialogue through platforms and networks Awareness, capacity building and Promotion of learning and sharing between different stakeholders Contributes towards 6 SDGs: Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Goal 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 17 Strengthening the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 13. We would love to hear from you! US presence since 2012 Launched HELVETAS USA in 2014: 501(c)(3) Gisela Keller: Gisela.Keller@helvetas.org HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Weinbergstrasse 22a P.O. Box 8021 Zurich Switzerland Phone +41 44 368 65 00 Fax +41 44 368 65 80 E-Mail info@helvetas.org Rupa Mukerji: Rupa.Mukerji@helvetas.org Melchior Lengsfeld: Melchior.Lengsfeld@helvetas.org 14. Thank you!