Bhutan

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Reports & Research
December 2011
Bhutan
Asia
Southern Asia

Bhutan is least developed, mountainous and landlocked country in the eastern Himalayan range with a population of over 600,000. However its population and ecosystems are vulnerable to climate change. Despite a high level of environmental protection and awareness, Bhutan has become a victim of the global impacts of climate change caused by emissions in other countries. There is little historical climate data available in Bhutan; current records date back only to 1994. Consequently, the future climate scenario for Bhutan is uncertain.

Reports & Research
December 2010
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ghana
Honduras
India
Iran
Kenya
Laos
Malawi
Mexico
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Peru
South Africa
Sudan
Thailand
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
South America
Western Africa
Middle Africa
Eastern Africa
Central America
Western Asia
Northern Africa
Southern Asia
South-Eastern Asia

IN response to an on-line survey, 76 project leaders and staff gave CPWF Phase 1 a

generally favorable review. Respondents came from 68 CPWF projects in 45 countries on

three continents. The survey sought to help learn what went well in Phase 1, what did not

go so well and can be improved in Phase 2.

Nearly three-quarters of respondents felt that they had achieved different research results,

outcomes and impacts as a result of participation in the CPWF than otherwise possible from

Reports & Research
December 2005
Bhutan
Laos
Nepal
Bangladesh
Burkina Faso
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Eritrea
Ghana
Honduras
India
Iran
Kenya
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Peru
South Africa
Sudan
Thailand
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Western Africa
Middle Africa
South America
Central America
Western Asia
Southern Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Southern Africa

The breadth and scope of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food’s (CPWF) mandate is substantial. This research strategy attempts to define this mandate by reviewing and refining its objectives and principles, and by clearly defining the path that will be followed to achieve its goals.

In addition, the strategy outlines the kinds of outputs expected.

This Strategy will serve as an overall research guide for CPWF participants from 2005 to 2008

Reports & Research
June 2006
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Chile
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ghana
Hungary
India
Iran
Kenya
Laos
Mali
Mozambique
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Peru
South Africa
Sudan
Thailand
Uganda
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Western Africa
Middle Africa
Central America
South America
Western Asia
Southern Asia
South-Eastern Asia

This introductory section covers the period since the submission of the last Mid-Term

Plan until present, and concentrates on the following areas:

> Principal areas of progress.

> Developments in 2005 and early 2006.

> Changes to the CPMT strategic plan.

> Research achievement highlights.

> Program progress.

At this point – just under half way (two years and six months) in the implementation

of the first CPWF phase (and three-and-a-half years since inception began)

Reports & Research
December 2010
Eritrea
Peru
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Egypt
Ethiopia
Ghana
Honduras
India
Iran
Kenya
Laos
Mali
Mozambique
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
South Africa
Sudan
Thailand
Togo
Uganda
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Western Africa
Southern Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Middle Africa
Central Asia
Eastern Africa
Central America
South America
Western Asia
Northern Africa
Southern Africa

The CPWF was designed to be different. Developed in response to a call for change in a previous round of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) system

reform, the CPWF was intended to foster cross-CGIAR cooperation and find ways to bring in new partners. Over time the CPWF has successfully broadened the CGIAR’s sources of

innovative research on water and food. Through its broad partnerships, the program conducts research that leads to positive impact on the poor and to policy change. The CPWF does this by

Reports & Research
December 2008
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ghana
Honduras
India
Iran
Kenya
Laos
Mali
Mozambique
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Peru
South Africa
Sudan
Thailand
Togo
Uganda
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Western Africa
Middle Africa
Eastern Africa
Central America
South America
Western Asia
Southern Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Southern Africa

The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) brings together scientists, development

specialists, and communities, in nine river basins across Africa, Asia and Latin America, to address

challenges of water scarcity, food security and poverty.

Some CPWF projects seek to develop innovative technologies, new institutional arrangements, or

improved policies. Other projects strategically aim to better define issues and challenges,

understand processes and principles, and develop more appropriate research tools and methods.

Reports & Research
December 2007
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ghana
Honduras
India
Iran
Kenya
Laos
Mali
Mozambique
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Peru
South Africa
Sudan
Thailand
Togo
Uganda
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
South America
Western Africa
Middle Africa
Eastern Africa
Central America
Western Asia
Southern Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Southern Africa

The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) is a multi-institutional research for development program

that seeks to create and disseminate international public goods to improve the productivity of water in river basins in

ways that are pro-poor, gender equitable and environmentally sustainable. In doing so, CPWF contributes to efforts by

the global community to ensure that global diversions of water to agriculture are maintained at the level of the year

2000.

Reports & Research
June 2006
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Chad
Chile
China
Ghana
Honduras
India
Iran
Kenya
Laos
Mali
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Peru
South Africa
Sudan
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Colombia
Ecuador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Middle Africa
Central Asia
Eastern Africa
Central America
South America
Western Asia
Northern Africa
Southern Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Southern Africa
Western Africa

At this point – just under half way (two years and six months) in the implementation of the first CPWF phase (and three years and eight months since inception began) governance and management processes are running smoothly, it is in reasonable financial health and technical processes – such as issuing new calls and obtaining reviews by our Expert Panel on Scientific Quality – are familiar, although they must be adjusted to each specific instance.