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IDE - International Development Enterprises, founded in 1981 by Paul Polak, is an international not-for-profit corporation devoted to the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of affordable, scalable micro-irrigation and other low-cost water recovery systems throughout the developing world. IDE facilitates local manufacture and distribution of these products through local supply chains that sell to farmers at an affordable price which they can repay in one growing season. This strategy allows farmers to grow higher value and surplus crops, and in turn links them to high-value crop markets where they can realize profits from their higher yields. IDE has funding affiliates in the United Kingdom, and Canada. The head office is located in Denver, CO. IDE was a recipient of a US$27 million grant for micro-irrigation projects in India from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2008. IDE utilizes what it calls the "Prosperity Realized through Irrigation and Smallholder Markets" (PRISM)...
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