Irrigation 2: Irrigation System Design

This guide will assist trainers who want to teach non-literate and/or non-English speaking farmers about how to select the best irrigation system (flood, drip, or overhead sprinkler) for their situation. The advantage and disadvantages of each system are discussed using illustrations and examples from the farmers’ field experience. It covers how to distinguish between sources of sanitary drinking water which can be used for washing vegetables and sources of water which are only appropriate for irrigation, laws and regulations governing water use and access rights, and how to assess the potential for irrigation on a new parcel of land.This teaching resource was developed by Katie Painter of Global Gardens Refugee Agriculture Program at the Idaho Office for Refugees, in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions).


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  • Immigrant
  • Refugee

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