Water Control Technology Design and Development
Four-year project (Rural Prosperity Initiative) to develop:
1) low-cost water control technologies that can be purchased without subsidy by the rural poor; are simple, maintainable, divisible, and scalable; and can be applied on small plots of land;
2) sustainable supply chains to manufacture and distribute the technologies and value chains to maximize the value of the agricultural outputs produced, thereby maximizing the incomes earned by the smallholders.
Four countries serve as the initial test-bed: Ethiopia and Zambia in Africa; and Nepal and Myanmar in Asia.