Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is irrigation through small tubes targeted to the roots of the plant. It is the most common form of micro irrigation. Drip irrigation (together with the treadle pump is an extremely valuable tool for small shareholder farmers.

In large-scale farms, drip irrigation is typically high-pressure and uses a misting sprinkler head. However, this design has problems in small-scale situations:

The Business Solution to Poverty has some useful case studies about developing an ultra-affordable drip irrigation system.

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