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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation

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An overview of the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation

An overview of the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation

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  • 1. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation Cooperative Agreement USAID - Discussion April 2, 2014
  • 2. Introduction and Scope • Progress on FtF ILSSI Coop Agreement • Opportunities to scale up and out ILSSI • Potential Linkages with other FtF Innovation Labs • Addressing the broader USAID portfolio
  • 3. Progress • Approval of Workplan and Budget • Desk Top paper - survey on small scale irrigation technologies • Stakeholder workshop for Ethiopia • Engagement with Africa Rising and LIVES • Second partner planning meeting • Bilateral meeting IDSS - IFPRI
  • 4. Candidate Innovations • Low cost water lifting devices • Watershed management • Water recharge • In-situ water harvesting • Irrigated fodder • Drip irrigation (possibly)
  • 5. Next Steps • Further stakeholder engagements • Meetings in Ghana and Tanzania • Closure on technology innovations • External advisory committee • Pilot study on application of IDSS • Training workshop on IDSS • Linkages with other FtF labs – Africa Rising • Annual meeting • Plans for year two
  • 6. Integrated Decision Support System
  • 7. Scale up and Scale Out: Biophysical and Economic Impacts • Link IFPRI Economic Models with IDSS – SPAM (Spatial Production Allocation Model) – DREAM (Dynamic Research Evaluation for Management) – EMM (Economy-wide Multimarket Model) • Biophysical Scales: – Field -> Farm->Watershed->River Basin->Country->Continent – APEX-> APEX-> SWAT -> SWAT -> SWAT -> SWAT • Economic Scales: – Farm -> Village/Kebele -> Region -> Country – FARMSIM-> FARMSIM -> DREAM/EMM -> DREAM/EMM
  • 8. SWAT Crop Mix Change Optimized APEX PHYGROW NUTBAL EMM or DREAM FARMSIM SPAM GIS Ex Ante Analysis Village – Family – Gender Economics & Nutritional Impacts Price Changes Crop Yield Distribution IDSS – IFPRI Integration Technology & Location Identified Scale Up Regional/National Farm/Village/Household
  • 9. Potential Linkages with other FtF Innovation Labs • Comprehensive IDSS/IFPRI models • Global natural resource and economic databases • Crops, livestock, soil and water resources, land use and climate change, technologies, environmental and economic impacts • Scalable from farm scale to continental scale • Buy-in possibilities for extending FtF ILSSI • Initial engagement with other innovation labs
  • 10. Potential Linkages with other FtF Innovation Labs • Quantify impacts of climate change and climate- resilient germplasm and farming technologies on production, soil and water resources, and farm to regional economics (6 Innovation Labs) • Quantify impacts of technologies developed by collaborative research on crops and livestock (6 Innovation Labs) • Others?
  • 11. Addressing the broader USAID portfolio • IDSS developed over years for USAID, USDA, EPA with substantial input from USAID, WB, CGIAR, and national programs • Applied to design, implement, operate mixed farming and water management systems • Accurately and cost-effectively predicts production, economic, human nutrition, and environmental impacts of interventions • Field, farm, watershed, national, and continental scales
  • 12. Examples of ILSSI/IDSS Capabilities • APEX and SWAT: Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan – Small-scale water capture and irrigation of high- value crops in Ethiopia – Application to kebele and river basins in Ethiopia – Large-scale applications in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa • FARMSIM: Dr. James Richardson – Farm- to village-scale economics for decision makers -> regional and national projections

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