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Where can I access technical documents on small scale irrigation?

I'm interested to learn about small scale irrigation. Are there any best practice guides or technical briefs i can use? This is for a project in rural Uganda.

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I can point you to a few sources: has a good technical resource library -

Echo references Chapin folks, it appears are now at -

And don't forget -, and,

These should get you started.

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Few people seem aware that there are now mass-produced12v diaphragm pumps costing around $10 that lift water to almost any height! The flow is around 5l/min. They are found on eBay and Aliexpress.

Testing is being done in Africa. For more info email me at

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