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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation

Feed the Future
Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation

December 2019
Vegetables for sale in Accra, Ghana.  Felix Antonio/IWMI.

SUCCESS STORY
Fighting malnutrition with irrigation

Malnutrition remains a major global challenge, despite concerted efforts to improve the diets and health of especially women and children. Globally, 822 million people are chronically undernourished, 49.5 million children under five years of age are wasted, and 149 million children are still stunted.

Now, new research is shining the spotlight on a so far under-appreciated avenue for improving nutrition: irrigation.

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Feleke Kuraz Sishu conducted fieldwork in the Robit and Dangila watersheds in the Ethiopian Highlands between 2017 and 2018. Photo: Feleke Kuraz Sishu/Bahir Dar University.

STUDENT INTERVIEW

Raising the alarm on farming-related water pollution in the Ethiopian Highlands

"Our findings point to poor watershed management, intensive farming, and a threat from increasing use of fertilizer in the uplands. We have raised these issues and shared recommendations with government officers, non-government actors, community watershed managers, and communities themselves." Read more.
From left to right: Jean Claude Bizimana, Yihun Dile, and Abeyou Worqlul. Photo: agrilinks.org.

PARTNER NEWS
International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Award for Scientific Excellence

Drs. Jean Claude Bizimana, Yihun Dile, and Abeyou Worqlul were recently awarded for their work on integrated decision support systems that can help determine how to scale farmer-led irrigation. Read more.
ILSSI hosted Net-Map workshops in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

NEWS
ILSSI hosted Net-Map workshops in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Farmers, public officials, and private sector actors mapped out networks of influence to identify entry points for increasing Ethiopian smallholders' access to irrigation. Read more.
ILSSI training on Integrated Decision Support System in Ghana

NEWS
ILSSI provided training on its Integrated Decision Support System in Ghana

Scientists and public officials learned about a set of models designed to improve analysis, monitoring, and planning of water management schemes and irrigation. Read more.

PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS

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This publication was made possible through support provided to the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation through the U.S. Agency for International Development, under the terms of Contract No. AID-OAA-A-13-0005. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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Photo credits, from the top:
Felix Antonio/IWMI, Feleke Kuraz Sishu/Bahir Dar University, agrilinks.org, ILSSI, and ILSSI.