About the Project
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) is a research-for-development project that aims to expand farmer-led, small scale irrigation in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, and Tanzania. Sustainable, profitable, and gender-sensitive irrigation contributes to agricultural growth, resilient food systems, and better nutrition and health, particularly for vulnerable populations. For more details about ILSSI, check out our program overview (PDF).
Now in its second phase (2018-2023), ILSSI is working to identify the best ways to expand the use of small scale irrigation within environmentally sustainable limits. ILSSI is a part of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative.
This Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation was established at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture Development at Texas A&M University in 2013 by the generous support of the American people provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development, under the terms of Contract No. AID-OAA-A-13-0005. This website, its contents and the opinions expressed herein are the responsibility of the Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Agency for International Development.