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Drip Irrigation Kits in the Sahel

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At the Hague conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, Farming First held a side event ‘Best practices in agricultural value chains’, where spokespeople presented examples of initiatives that aim to increase resilience and productivity at different points in the value chain.

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Drip Irrigation Kits in the Sahel

  1. 1. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Best Practice in Agricultural Value Chains: Improving productivity, reliability, and minimizing risk to improve resilience to climate change.
  2. 2. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Climate change increases Water Scarcity Climate change increases Water Scarcity New technologies developed by the Irrigation industry ensure Efficient Irrigation New technologies developed by the Irrigation industry ensure Efficient Irrigation With efficient Irrigation applied to family Farms , we get : -better yield -less water consumption With efficient Irrigation applied to family Farms , we get : -better yield -less water consumption The challenge: More crop Per Water Drop
  3. 3. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change The challenge: More crop Per Water Drop •Introduction of Modern Drip irrigation and agriculture methods to smallholders in the Sahel region •Replacing the traditional agriculture by affordable system to produce more crop and more income from the same available land and water. •Enabling introduction of new crops and markets to smallholders.
  4. 4. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Traditionnel irrigation Flooding : Excessive volume of water Limited control of irrigation
  5. 5. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Modern drip Irrigation Netafim - Icrisat
  6. 6. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Installation & Operation manual A typical Drip irrigation kit
  7. 7. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change 900 Kit-units were implemented 700 units of 80 m² 200 units of 500 m² Allocation of 30 opinion leader farmers as pilot group. wide spread Allocation of all 900 systems in the region Introducing the systems to wide range of users, women groups, small home growers, and commercial farmers. Establishment of training and extension service center based on ICRISAT’s “African Market Garden” concept in Niger, ICRISAT’s demonstration farm and Drip irrigation manufacturer’s international experience.
  8. 8. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change
  9. 9. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Field training
  10. 10. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Water source • Canal or ditches • River • Borehole • Wells Means of reservoir filling • Buckets • Treadle pump • Motor pump Reservoir • 200-liter drum • 4 m³ Concrete reservoir (The “Pasternak Tower” (Icrisat)
  11. 11. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change
  12. 12. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Strawberries Pepper DRIP DRIP Traditionel
  13. 13. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Project participants results: Issaka Dankoyo – Vegetable grower in Niamey district. Planted Tomato in the hot season (late season) on 250 m². The yield harvested was 2400 Kg (96 Ton/Ha), marketed at an average price of 600 CFA/Kg = 1,440,000 CFA income.
  14. 14. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Hadayo Sidiko – One of a 7- women-group, A vegetable grower from Andouanga village. Each woman cultivated 80m2 of land with various vegetable crops irrigated with Drip kits system. Though she did not weight the products, her estimate is that she harvested daily, over a 45 day period, 5kg of Tomatoes (= 28ton/ ha). The family and her neighbors consumed most of the yield and the rest was sold to the market with an income of 22,000 CFA.
  15. 15. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Crop Conventional irrigation Drip irrigation Revenue Increase Yield (Kg) Revenue ($) Yield (Kg) Revenue ($) % $ Tomatoes 2000 1215 7,200 6171 508 4956 Melons 2000 999 2950 1685 167 686 Egg Plants 3000 1392 8150 4657 335 3265 Lettuce 2000 928 7800 5013 540 4085 Cabbage 3000 1070 11200 4800 449 3730
  16. 16. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Acknowledgments: The World Bank Development Marketplace Team ICRISAT – Sahel Prof. Pasternak. ANPIP Local NGOs NETAFIM Irrigation Irrigation Industry: EIA European Irrigation Association www.eia-assoc.eu Main Manufacturers: Netafim – Naan-Dan-Jain - John Deere Water T. - Irritrol – BJL Farming First: www.farmingfirst.org
  17. 17. DRIP IRRIGATION KITS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE SAHEL Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Thank you

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