Upscaling Small-Scale Land and Water System Innovations in Dry Agro-Ecosystems

  • Partners: USDM, UKZN, IWMI, TUD, SEI, SU
  • Donor: Stichting IHE
  • Donor Programme: UNESCO-IHE Partnership Research Fund - part of DUPC
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

The Smallholder Systems Innovations (SSI) research focuses on the semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa, where 95% of all agricultural land is used for rainfed agriculture. The finished SSI-I project (2003-2009) focused on the on-farm improvements, SSI-II investigates the circumstances under which they can create synergies with other environmental goals, and how these can be institutionalised.