This short video illustrates using an infographic the links between water, agriculture and trade in the 15 countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the potential to harness these linkages for improved regional food security during the implementation of the Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP). The implementation of the RAP can also be supported by analysis of complex interactions across geographical levels (local, national and regional) that affect the contribution of water management to regional food security. Bridging different sectors and geographical levels will be key for connecting regional agricultural frameworks with actions from national and local Agricultural Water Management networks and initiatives in SADC. The paper from which the infographic is derived provides suggestions for such potential synergies for improved Transboundary Water Resources Management (TWRM) in SADC, especially in the context of the Regional CAADP Investment Plan derived from the RAP.
Read the paper here: http://www.ecdpm.org/dp159