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USAID Administrator Mark Green visited the Texas A&M Borlaug Institute of International Agriculture on October 16, 2017 to learn more about the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI). Administrator Green also attended the Global Pandemic Summit conducted by the Scowcroft International Institute at Texas A&M

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Motivated by the fact that control over water is essential, but have limited knowledge about whether women’s water needs are being met..

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Much has been given to agriculture and, under growing water scarcity, variability, pollution, and continued lack of access to this vital resource by many—much will be demanded from agriculture to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6 on Water and SDG2 on Ending Hunger are achieved—and without adversely affecting other water-related targets and goals. Meanwhile, efforts to meet the SDGs must also dovetail with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Now, as part of the ILSSI program, WLE researchers are unpacking the complex relationships among water, nutrition, health and gender.

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Although the ‘Pail Lifter’ was mainly designed to fetch water for irrigation; eventually women used it to fetch water for livestock and home use.

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ILSSI seeks solutions for battling one of the world's worst droughts in Ethiopia's historic dry spell.

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Scientists of Tanzania learn to use modeling systems to predict the effects of small-scale irrigation interventions.

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This blog by the International Food Policy Institute stresses the necessity of adequate financing of irrigation tech for sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Drip irrigation technology and conservation agriculture show promise for farmers of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Ghana.

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How can reliable water access contribute to nutrition security in Africa south of the Sahara?

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ILSSI partners consider a pilot test on ‘garden kits’ to fight hunger in smallholder communities.

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ETHIOPIA – Four work locations across Ethiopia have been selected by ILSSI and could translate to big water savings for Ethiopia’s smallholder farmers and eventually for those of Ghana and Tanzania.

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Training on assessing tech and policy consequences puts farmers one step closer to boosted income through research.

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ILSSI Leaders meet to discuss the next steps in the project

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Motivated by the fact that control over water is essential, but have limited knowledge about whether women’s water needs are being met..

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25 ILSSI stakeholders converge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to achieve greater impact of research results on development.