The project aimed at contributing to the overall goal of managing land and water resources in river basins in an economically efficient, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable way by developing integrated simulation models in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders and by promoting their use as decision-tools in multi-stakeholder governance systems. The project was implemented in the Upper East Region of Ghana and the Maule Region of Chile. The project first conducted an analysis of multi-stakeholder governance structures, and then developed two decision-support tools on that basis: (a) Mathematical-Programming-Based Multi- Agent Systems (MP-MAS), which combine economic, hydrological and agronomic models and allow for simulating policy scenarios; and (b) influence-network mapping (Net-Map), a participatory method for research and organizational development.
Reportsubmitted to the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF). Washington, DC:International Food Policy Research Institute & Partner Organizations. 107 pp.