Updated Jul 10, 2019
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A method of reducing head tank costs by using natural rock structures in montane regions.https://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/irrigation-uganda
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Gravity irrigation systems can be an important way of offering farmers pressurized irrigation that drastically reduces labor time and reduces injury in irrigation, however intake works can be very expensive to set up.
This is a method of reducing the materials cost of constructing a head tank or intake to a gravity irrigation system in mountainous areas in East Africa. Areas upslope of the irrigation area are surveyed for natural rock structures that could be closed off with minimal concrete. A diversion for water to enter the rock structure is created, and concrete is poured to seal off the bottom and edges of ricks. A spillway is constructed and vegetation is planted for erosion control.
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Kate Scow- Professor of Soil Science and Microbial Ecology in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, DavisAbraham Salomon - Project manager of 'Innovations in Dry Season Horticulture' in Uganda. Betty Ikalany - Executive Director, Teso Womens Development Initiative. Rajab Namakhola - District Agricultural Engineer, Mbale District.
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