Previous NRSP funded research has made a significant contribution to pro-poor sustainable development within Tanzania through demonstrating scope for improving crop production by adopting rainwater harvesting. The purpose of this project was to test transferability of research products and processes from Tanzania to Nigeria. The project aimed to raise awareness amongst key stakeholders of the scope for improving rainfed agriculture through better water management whilst gaining an understanding of key factors affecting uptake and promotion of research findings in Nigeria. Work was focussed within Osun State (one of 36 states within Nigeria). Primary stakeholders are poor rural households whose livelihoods are dependent on rainfed agriculture.
Gowing, J. 2006. Needs assessment and uptake promotion of RWH research in Nigeria. Final Technical Report of project R8390. Newcastle: School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, University of Newcastle. 18 pp.