The Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) is working in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Tanzania, where small scale irrigation can contribute to national development goals.
The aim of ILSSI is to identify ways of creating opportunities for farmers and other actors across scales. Researchers, with farmers and extension workers, are piloting systems to improve water lifting, conveyance and field distribution. They are also examining mechanisms to improve access to small scale irrigation technologies for both women and men. The project considers scaling technologies and practices with a focus on both the market and environmental sustainability.