Stage 5: Scaling
ILSSI research assessed the biophysical and economic suitability, water resource sustainability, and nutrition and economic benefit of scaling motorized pumps in Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania. More work is needed to address access for poor farmers.
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Tanzania, Ethiopia and Ghana
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Countries Implemented In
Manual water lifting
Provides an efficient way for Small Holders Farmers to access and apply irrigation water in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania.
Small Holder Farmers
Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are earning additional income by growing vegetable crops during the dry season. Over 80 percent of these farmers are watering crops using manual labor. There are regions where many of the farmers are already using small motorized pumps, and it is clear that these farmers have substantially higher incomes and better food security than those who depend solely on rainfed production. In other areas, there is great potential, but there is a paucity of credit facilities for farmers, information about pumps is patchy and there is a huge discrepancy in prices.
Using the motorized pumps can be profitable as compared to using the watering can and other manual water lifting devices.
The Team Behind the Innovation
ILSSI collaborates with international CGIAR Centers, including IWMI, ILRI and IFPRI, as well as national partner universities and agriculture research institutes, which include linkages with extension and farmers. We also have a network of private sector technology suppliers. This integrated partnerships allows us to access expertise from all regions of the world, across numerous disciplines - and supports innovative methods and field work.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN