IWMI in the news
Early trials were promising, but farmers needed additional support to help them get back on their feet. In 2018, IWMI conducted a larger pilot project in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Water Management (IIWM) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Together, they bundled the IBFI product with vegetable seeds to help build farmers’ resilience. Four hundred farmers living in 11 villages in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, including two that had been involved in the 2017 study, participated in the new project.
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