Updated Jul 13, 2019
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A system of using furrow irrigation to minimize conveyance losses, labor, and crop damage for flat lands in East Africahttps://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/irrigation-uganda
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Many farmers use small engine pumps to irrigate vegetables by placing pipes in the plot and allowing water to flood. This results in poor uniformity, very high labor requirement, and damage to the crops.
This system pumps water through a buried mainline, and uses a layflat pipe to fill furrows directly within each farmer's plot, minimizing the seepage losses in canals while maintaining the benefits of furrow irrigation.
Kate Scow- Professor of Soil Science and Microbial Ecology in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis Helen Acuku- Program Manager, Teso Womens Development Initiative. Betty Ikalany - Executive Director, Teso Womens Development Initiative. Abraham Salomon - Project manager of 'Innovations in Dry Season Horticulture' in Uganda.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN