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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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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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