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center of farmers managed irrigation systems though they are less studied, understood and recognized. However, the irrigation institutions including FMIS are dominated by men?” Such was the tone of the discussion set on Farmer

on Nepal’s irrigation sector should be a priority of the Government of Nepal, irrigation experts said during the national irrigation seminar held 10-11 June in Dhulikhel, Nepal. The event was organised jointly by the Department of

Low cost drip irrigation

Participatory action research on drip irrigation

The first objective of the project is to revive drying springs by building a high level of understanding of localised spring hydrogeology; extensive mapping of all spring sources in the study areas; building a comprehensive understanding of the

Irrigation

history of farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS) where farmers take sole responsibility for operating and maintaining their irrigation systems. In the absence of strong government intervention in the past, FMIS slowly evolved through

28,000 litres per hour for irrigating up to five hectares of land and the one-HP pump can discharge up to 16000 litres per hour and irrigate

Drip irrigation is a very water-efficient irrigation system. Water is dripped to individual plant root zones at low rates (2.25 l/hr) from emitters embedded in smalldiameter plastic pipes.

Low cost micro-sprinkler irrigation

Traditional irrigated rice terraces

Plastic-lined conservation pond to store irrigation water

Urine application through drip irrigation for bitter gourd production

Reviving springs and providing access to solar powered irrigation pumps (SPIP)

powered irrigation pumps (SPIP) provides an alternative technology that has been tested widely in the region and has been found to be a technically proven and workable solution and is suited for all categories of farms – large holder, small

Research in agriculture is often looked at sceptically in developing countries, where it is believed that innovative technologies can only be adopted by large progressive farmers. This misconception prevails in all factions of our society ranging

Rice yield in the Kosi basin varies from 1,000 kg/ha in Bihar’s three districts to above 4,000 kg/ha in the two districts in Nepal

as agriculture is the main livelihood source in the Koshi basin, availability of arable land is vital for the local population.

solar pumping system to irrigate the newly developed orchards along the Hunza River using drip irrigation in Upper Gojal, Gilgit-Baltistan. It is the first attempt to pilot solar water pumping and micro-irrigation in the arid region under project

access to solar powered irrigation pumps (SPIP) through community-based water