IWMI is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It is a non-profit organisation with a staff of 350 and offices in over 10 countries across Asia and Africa and Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
IWMI's Mission is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment.
Research Projects of IWMI
Research focuses on the key water challenges poor agricultural communities face - issues that affect food production, people’s livelihoods and health, as well as the integrity of the environmental services.
WMI’s research focuses on the key water challenges poor agricultural communities face - issues that affect food production, people’s livelihoods and health, as well as the integrity of the environmental services on which they depend. Research thus examines the “water-food-environment nexus”, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach and …
2011 - 2015
Scaling out the recovery of nutrients and organic matter from faecal sludge for food production in Ghana: From Waste to Food (WaFo)
To convert excreta into safe and efficient fertilizer pellets that could enhance agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa and make fecal sludge reuse commercially attractive.
This project hypothesized that producing excreta pellets could be the solution. The project explored ways to produce safe, efficient and cost effective fertilizer pellets from FS. The project focused on developing a marketable product from this waste, and explored options for pelletization of fecal sludge composts to increase; marketability, …
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