ScaleWays Project


Scaling out resilient Water and Agricultural Systems (ScaleWAYS) Project

Introduction

Scaling out resilient Water and Agricultural Systems (ScaleWAYS) is a project implemented under the broader framework of Advancing Water Futures and Scenarios (WFaS East Africa: Accelerating transition towards resilient water and Food Systems). It’s a research project that would be implemented in the extended Lake Victoria Basin.

The research would cover two agricultural production systems: Rice Production & Fodder production in the agro-pastoral set-up with a view to identify action options for intensification of water efficient and resilient practices within the two systems.

The Partnership and Implementation arrangement:

The work is undertaken as a partnership between the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) based in Austria together with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) as the local regional implementing partner. LVBC will involve all its member countries in the research project. The International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will contribute as an international research partner. Local universities and centers of excellence will join to carry out specific research activities.

 

Project duration and funding:

The project is expected to be implemented over a 3 years’ period and started on 1.12.2018. The Austrian Development Agency agreed to provide a grant of up to EUR 1,440,900 for the total estimated project costs of EUR 1,601,000. The remaining funding comes from own contributions from IIASA, LVBC and ICRISAT.

Expected outputs and project outcomes.

The expected outcome is to have an improved understanding of up scaling of promising local and regional land and water management practices for sustainable intensification of rain fed and irrigated agriculture. Activities carried out over the course of the three-year implementation period are structured around the following output areas:

(i)        Output 1 – Identification and scoping of pilot initiatives: Promising pilot initiatives for resilient local and regional agricultural water management are identified and scoped in detail to determine up scaling potential in selected agro-ecological zones;

(ii)       Output 2 – Multi-dimensional up-scaling simulations: A biophysical and economic model for up scaling the sustainable intensification of selected rainfed and irrigated agricultural practices is produced/adapted and tested for at least two agricultural production systems;

(iii)      Output 3 – Political economy analysis and stakeholder engagement: Political economy aspects, social and gender dimensions relevant to the up scaling of selected pilot initiatives in selected agricultural production systems are analysed and level of understanding is documented; and

(iv)      Output 4 – Capacity development: Capacities of practitioners and researchers from regional and local institutions from academia, government, NGOs and business advanced in the scope of the research project.

Project Duration

3 years (1st December 2018 to 30th November 2021)

Project Partners

  • Austrian Development Agency (ADA)- Funding Partner
  • Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IISA)- Implementing Partner
  • Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)- Implementing Partner
  • International Crop Research Institute for the Semi- Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Key Project Contacts

Paul Kariuki – Regional Project Coordinator

Dr. Ali Said Matano – Executive Secretary

Lake Victoria Basin Commission

Downloads

  • Project documents:
  • Project Reports
    • Progress reports
    • Activity Reports
    • Consultancy reports

Project Budget

EUR 1,601,000

Share this content



LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION (LVBC) TO ESTABLISH A REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE RICE INTENSIFICATION PROGRAM



The Lake Victoria Basin Commission needs to establish a regional sustainable rice intensification program to support the upscaling of rice production in the East African Region. This was  recommended in  the “Scaling Sustainable Land and Water Management in East Africa” ...…
Read More

10TH JOINT REGIONAL POLICY STEERING COMMITTEE TO TAKE PLACE IN KISUMU KENYA



The 10th meeting of the Joint Regional Policy Steering Committee (RPSC) of Lake Victoria Basin Commission’s Projects and Programs is scheduled to take place from 30th January to 3rd February at the Sarova Imperial Hotel in Kisumu, Kenya. The committee ...…
Read More

ScaleWAYS PROJECT HOLDS WORKSHOP ON SCALING SUSTAINABLE LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT



The Scaling out Resilient Water and Agricultural Systems (ScaleWAYS) project held a virtual workshop on “Scaling Sustainable Land and Water Management on East Africa” on 18th of January 2023. The workshop shared key findings of the integrated biophysical and political ...…
Read More

ScaleWays Project Documents



ADA_IIASA Project Document …
Read More

PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

LVB IWRMP

Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Programme (LVB IWRMP) Lake Victoria Integrated Water Resources Management Programme (LVB IWRMP) is a regional programme coordinated by Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and implemented in the four Partner States of the East ...
Read More

ACC-LVB

Adapting to Climate Change in Lake Victoria Basin Project (ACC-LVB)
Read More

ScaleWays Project

Scaling out resilient Water and Agricultural Systems (ScaleWAYS) is a project implemented under the broader framework of Advancing Water Futures and Scenarios (WFaS East Africa: Accelerating transition towards resilient water and Food Systems). It’s a research project that would be ...
Read More

EPSGG-LVB

Project on engaging private sector for green growth in Lake Victoria Basin (EPSGG-LVB)
Read More

PREPARED

The Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) is a medium-term, multi-organization program partially implemented in the East African Community.
Read More

LVWATSAN II

Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation (LVWATSAN II) is the programme of the East African Community (EAC), coordinated by Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) implemented in 15 towns of the 5 Partner States of the Community. The African Development Bank ...
Read More




EVENTS




NEWS

LVBC AND KFW DEVELOPMENT BANK AGREE ON THE ROADMAP FOR CONCLUDING GERMAN FINANCIAL COOPERATION COMMITMENTS.

The German Co-operation has made a commitment of EUR 45 million towards the implementation of a new program within the Lake Victoria Basin. This follows a series of negotiation between the East African Community and the Government of the Federal ...
Read More

TENDER FOR SUPPLY AND COMMISSIONING OF A SEARCH AND RESCUE BOAT FOR LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION – Procurement REF. NO. LVBC/GDS/23-24/10

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION REVISED ADVERTISEMENT TENDER FOR SUPPLY AND COMMISSIONING OF A SEARCH AND RESCUE BOAT FOR LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION Procurement REF. NO. LVBC/GDS/23-24/10 Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized institution of the ...
Read More

{RE-ADVERTISEMENT} – TENDER FOR SUPPLY OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLES FOR LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION – Reference Number: LVBC/GDS/23-24/04

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION         RE-ADVERTISEMENT TENDER FOR SUPPLY OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLES FOR LAKE VICTORIABASIN COMMISSION : Reference No. LVBC/GDS/23-24/04 EAC Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) invites eligible bidders for Supply of Motor Vehicles as per below ...
Read More

THE 22ND SECOM APPROVES LAKE VICTORIA DAY CELEBRATIONS.

The 22nd Sectoral council of Ministers for Lake Victoria Basin(SECOM-LVB) has adopted and declared November 29th as a significant date set aside for Lake Victoria Day Celebrations.  The inaugural celebrations will be held in Mwanza, in the United Republic of ...
Read More

THE 22nd SECTORAL COUNCIL OF MINISTER ON LAKE VICTORIA BASIN KICKS OFF IN KISUMU, REPUBLIC OF KENYA.

The 22nd Sectoral council of ministers on Lake Victoria Basin (SECOM-LVB)  meeting has officially kicked off in Kisumu, in the Republic of Kenya. The five day meeting began with sessions of senior officials from all the relevant ministries from the ...
Read More

LVBC January 2024 Monthly Review

Read More