Project Name: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation
Years of Operation: 2013-2018
Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania
Sponsors: U.S Agency for International Development
Partners: The International Water Management Institute, the International Livestock Research Institute, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and North Carolina A&T State University
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation is a five-year project that aims to benefit farmers of Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania by improving effective use of scarce water supplies through interventions in small-scale irrigation. It is a part of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative.
- Working to benefit the region’s farmers by improving effective use of scarce water supplies through interventions in small-scale irrigation.
- Identifying promising, contex-appropriate, small-scale irrigation intervention, management and practices for poverty reduction and improved nutrition outcomes.
- Evaluating production, environmental, economic, nutritional, and gender impacts, trade-offs, and synergies of small scale irrigation technologies and practices.
- Identifying key contraints and opportunities to improve access to small scale irrigation technologies and practices.
- Capacity development and stakeholder engagement.
- IDSS Training (APEX, SWAT, FARMSIM) for national stakeholders
- IDSS model and database improvement, maintanance, and distribution
- Achievement of production, environmental, and economic impacts of processing small-scale irrigation techonologies
- Reporting to USAID
About Feed the Future: Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. With a focus on smallholder farmers, particularly women, Feed the Future supports partner countries in developing their agriculture sectors to spur economic growth and trade that increase incomes and reduce hunger, poverty and undernutrition. For more information, visit www.feedthefuture.gov