Updated Jul 10, 2019
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A system of minimizing pipes required to irrigate and reducing the labor of setting up sprinkler sets.https://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/irrigation-uganda
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Fixed sprinkler sets require a large amount of pipes which is very costly for smallholders, and moveable sets require large amount of labor to move to different plots. Women especially have voiced concern that the labor difficulty of moving pipes excludes them from using these systems.
This system uses a grid of pipe that maximizes distance between laterals, and has a number of take-off points along the length where users can connect a flexible pipe to a single large sprinkler. This is easily set up anywhere in the field and can provide targeted irrigation to smaller portions of the field as well as irrigating large areas.
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