Call for proposals CPWF-ANDES 2nd Phase

  • Project A1: On designing and implementing benefit‐sharing mechanisms (4 years, indicative budget:2 million US dollar)     
  • Project A3: On learning from the past: the consequences of different land and water use practices (2 years, indicative budget: 200,000 US dollar).    
More information at the CPWF site:

Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF-ANDES)

One of the main challenges of our time is to supply food and environmental safety. To accomplish this aim, an important step is to increase the productivity of water used in agriculture, leaving this way more water for other uses and for the environment.

CPWF through its research seeks to generate base knowledge and methodologies to produce more food with less water, and to develop a conceptual framework that allows reaching the objectives and monitoring the progress.

Five core issues have been defined to direct the research in the nine referential watersheds that were selected around the world.
In this framework, seven watersheds from the Andean Mountain Chain (Cordillera de los Andes) were selected to form the Andean Watershed System (CPWF-Andes): Fuquene and La Miel in Colombia, Alto Mayo and  Jequetepeque in Peru, Ambato and El Angel in Ecuador and  Tunari en Bolivia. All these represent the heterogeneity of the south American Andean mountains.

For further information on the Challenge Program on Water & Food of  CGIAR visit:

  • Crop Water Productivity Improvement
  • Water and People in Catchments
  • Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries
  • Integrated Basin Water Management Systems
  • Global & National Food and Water System
Limpopo, Nilo, Volta (Africa), Indo-Gangetic, Karkheh, Mekong, Yellow (Asia) and Andean System of Basins, San Francisco (Latin America) The Andean Mountain Chain is one of the most important in the world. It runs parallel and not far from the coast of the Pacific Ocean in South America. The most remarkable features of this mountain chain are its ecological and cultural diversity, and also the diverse uses of resources according to altitude, which in turn defines different types of ecosystems.