Saving water: Flood irrigation explained

Flood irrigation is one of the oldest and most-used methods to irrigate crops. Flood irrigation is a way of controlling, distributing and delivering water by means of gravity. It’s suitable for use on any crop. The irrigation cycle for flood irrigation is usually longer than for other systems because it…

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Zambia gets EU irrigation support

The Zambian government and European Union (EU) are finalising plans to implement a 5-year irrigation project estimated at €14 million. The project, coming in the wake of intensified calls for investment in irrigation to mitigate erratic rainfall patterns, will be piloted among thousands of smallholder farmers in selected districts of…

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Zambia gets EU irrigation support
Producing quality crops requires good management.

ICARDA trying recycled water to boost crop irrigation in Egypt

The International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Egypt has started investigating whether water that was previously used for the production of tilapia fish can be enhanced with nutrients and re-used in the irrigation of saline-tolerant crops like sugar beet and barley. In a statement, ICARDA…

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Solar irrigation system saves ex-miner time, money and energy

Two years ago Daniel Ngosa lost his lucrative mining job on the Copperbelt and bought a small farm in the outskirts of Mufurila town. The 51-year-old, who worked as a metallurgist for 27 years before he was laid off at a height of plummeting metal prices and a mining tax…

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