IWMI part of global, five-year program to build sustainable food systems
IWMI will implement the Innovation Lab for Irrigation & Mechanization Systems, funded by USAID and led by University of Nebraska.
ILIMS is a five-year, $19 million program to develop a global portfolio of Research for Development activities in the broad domains of small-scale irrigation and mechanization systems. The overall goal of this new Innovation Lab is to improve mechanization and irrigation systems which are then adopted by producers and other stakeholders. It seeks to assess the suitability of various systems and enhance targeting of technologies to producers; improve inclusive governance and intentional, inclusive design; strengthen inclusive market systems; and strengthen stakeholder capacity and ability to apply evidence.