On July 11, 2017, the USAID Agrilinks blog featured an article by an AMA Innovation Lab graduate student researcher working on an evaluation of a drip irrigation project in Senegal. The research team is conducting a rigorous impact evaluation of a model farm that is part of a PAPSEN project that combines the implementation of a drip irrigation system in a model farm setting with a locally optimized package of improved inputs and intensive extension services.
This AMA Innovation Lab evaluation will measure the impacts this project has on participating farmers in terms of food production, income, time use, nutrition and social capital. The sustainability of this intervention, the article argues, will depend heavily on the group’s ability to collaborate and plan ahead for maintenance and repairs to the system.
Read the full article on Agrilinks.