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Two tier irrigation group

Part of University of California, Davis

A system of managing irrigation equipment with a two - tier system of group management.

https://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/irrigation-uganda

Abraham Salomon

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Focus Areas:

Water Management

Water ManagementSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Uganda

UgandaSEE LESS

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Country Implemented In
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Problem

Oversight of irrigation in farming communities can present political challenges

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Solution

The irrigation group members split up into sub groups, each with 5 - 20 members. Each subgroup has their own irrigation site, and members divide plots among themselves in this site. The equipment is owned by the main group, which allocates days to the subgroups. The members of each subgroup appoint one or two representatives to be on the management committee of the main group, and oversee maintenance and investment in equipment.

Target Beneficiaries

Smallholder farmers

Innovation Description

A system of managing irrigation equipment with a two - tier system of group management. The irrigation group members split up into sub groups, each with 5 - 20 members. Each subgroup has their own irrigation site, and members divide plots among themselves in this site. The equipment is owned by the main group, which allocates days to the subgroups. The members of each subgroup appoint one or two representatives to be on the management committee of the main group, and oversee maintenance and investment in equipment.

Competitive Advantage

Increases cooperation

Milestones

Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Uganda