Smallholder Irrigation Manual
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CTA. 1989. Smallholder Irrigation Manual. Spore 24. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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'Smallholder Irrigation Manual'. by Dr A. Scheltema, available from: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries - Agricultural Education Department PO Box 20401 - 2500 EK The Hague THE NETHERLANDS
Irrigation at farm level means giving a crop enough water for it to grow; at scheme level it means the proper and fair distribution of available water; and above that it may mean negotiating the rights to use water from a river or other source. Irrigation covers a wide and complex range of activities, not just the application of water to a field. 'Smallholder Irrigation Manual' focuses on irrigation schemes which are operated and managed by farmers themselves. For the purposes of this book, a smallholder is someone who farms anything from a vegetable garden to a few hectares. The prime concern of the manual is basin irrigation, which is the simplest and most widely used method in most Third World countries. The manual is divided into two volumes, the first concerned with extension (on-farm management, water supply, farmer participation and organization) ; the second with design (physical requirements, canals, water distribution and measurement, and the waterhose level). 'Smallholder Irrigation Manual'. by Dr A. Scheltema, available from: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries - Agricultural Education Department PO Box 20401 - 2500 EK The Hague THE NETHERLANDS