Adaptability and Quick ROI
Sprinkle irrigation systems provide farmers with an efficient way to grow crops on small plots of land where water is seasonal or scarce. iDE has adapted sprinkle irrigation systems for use by small farmers, dramatically decreasing the cost compared to traditional models. These systems are very water efficient, using a pressure treadle pump or drip system header, and can significantly increase yields. They are also environmentally friendly and terrain flexible, allowing farmers in diverse locations to increase their incomes. The systems are expandable should a farmer wish to irrigate more land.
iDE promotes sprinkle irrigation systems throughout the developing world due to the short and long term benefits they offer a variety of farmers who wish to increase their income and receive a return on their investment in less than one year.
Read More About Sprinkle Irrigation
The following materials on sprinkle irrigation were produced by iDE as part of CGIAR's Challenge Program on Water and Food:
Sprinkle Irrigation Album (PDF, 567 KB) features photos of sprinkle irrigation system components and installation in Nepal.
Sprinkle Irrigation System Guidelines (PDF, 500 KB) features parts descriptions and guidelines for installing and operating low cost sprinkle irrigation systems.
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