Project Profile

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation

Duration : November 6, 2013 - June 30, 2018
(Extended to November 30, 2018)

This research aims to increase food production, improve nutrition, protect the environment and accelerate economic development through improved access to small-scale irrigation technologies. The components are: 1) identifying promising, context appropriate, small-scale irrigation interventions, management and practices for poverty reduction and improved nutrition outcomes; 2) evaluating production, environmental, economic, nutritional, and gender impacts, trade-offs, and synergies of small-scale irrigation technologies and practices; 3) identifying key constraints and opportunities to improve access to small-scale irrigation technologies and practices; and 4) capacity development and stakeholder engagement. IWMI's role is in identification of promising small-scale irrigation technologies, communication with national irrigation R&D organizations, data collection and field testing for promising small-scale irrigation technologies, assisting the TAMU/Borlaug Institute in model parameterization, improvement, training, and impact assessment, as well as assisting IFPRI in analysis of gender, labor, and nutritional impacts. Achieving the project goal requires moving from research to impact on the ground through a strong set of complementary international and local partnerships coupled with continual, in-depth stakeholder engagement.

Location(s): Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania
Project Contact: Schmitter, Petra
Donor(s): USAID through TAMU,Bahir Dhar University,USAID,UUU
Research Collaborator(s) : Arba Minch University-Ethiopia (AMU), Bahir Dar University(Lake Tana Resource Management Center), International Food Policy Research Institute, International Livestock Research Institute, University of Development Studies (UDS), University of Texas A & M,
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