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Irrigation for Agricultural Transformation

Irrigation for Agricultural Transformation

Agriculture is one of the major social and economic sectors in Africa since farming accounts for two thirds of livelihoods and food for two thirds of poor people’s household budget (Africa Progress report, 2015). The consequence is that improved people’s wellbeing depends for a major part on the performance of the agricultural sector in Africa. Still today and despite rapid…

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Solar-powered Irrigation: Study of Ingotse Village, Kakamega County, Kenya

Solar-powered Irrigation: Study of Ingotse Village, Kakamega County, Kenya

Empirical data indicate a positive correlation between agricultural and gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Kenya. Despite experiencing mixed results over the years, agriculture remains the mainstay of the Kenyan economy. The agriculture sector contributes about 30% of the GDP and accounts for 80% of national employment, mainly in the rural areas. Cross-country estimates also show that GDP growth originating…

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Innovative Management to meet Crop water requirement

Innovative Management to meet Crop water requirement

2.1.3 Innovative Management to meet Crop water requirement As the system ensures equitable water supply, when needed, at the start of Rabi season, the WUA plans the area under different crops that can be irrigated with available water in the reservoir and accordingly the farmers grow different crops to suit the volume they will receive. 2.1..1 Guaranteed irrigation for Grape…

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Case Studies of Innovative Irrigation Management

Case Studies of Innovative Irrigation Management

The Irrigation Engineering and associated sciences are all the while engaged in finding better solutions to overcome the deficiencies listed above. On this background, it is interested to understand the innovative measures adopted in the command of few irrigation projects in Maharashtra. They replaced the open channel water distribution network with innovative specially designed gravity flow PVC pipe water distribution…

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WATER RESOURCES, COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING (ICWRCOE 2015): Case Studies of Innovative Irrigation Management Techniques

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WATER RESOURCES, COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING (ICWRCOE 2015): Case Studies of Innovative Irrigation Management Techniques

Irrigation is a vital input in the agricultural productivity and agricultural growth. More than 80% of available water resources worldwide as well as in India are being presently utilized for irrigation purposes. However, in India, the average water use efficiency of Irrigation Projects is assessed to be only of the order of 30-35%. There is no doubt that modernization of…

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