ILSSI has provided evidence on the high potential of small scale irrigation to contribute to meeting food demands, addressing nutritional security, and increasing incomes.
The challenge now is to expand the use of irrigation by smallholders that are equitable, and economically and environmentally sustainable.
ILSSI's research through 2023 focuses on generating evidence for effective scaling and inclusive access to small scale irrigation. With an emphasis on the role of small scale irrigation in the context of improving social and ecological resilience.
The Abbay Basin Authority will be hosting an international training workshop on the Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS) from March 11-15, 2019 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. The training is conducted under the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) which is led by Texas A&M University. The IDSS is part of the research conducted under this program in Ethiopia in collaboration with Texas A&M University and three CGIAR centers: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
Texas A&M Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture receives additional $12.5 million for research on small scale irrigation
The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has received an additional $12.5 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development for the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small-Scale Irrigation.
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).