ERIC Number: ED307464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Small Scale Irrigation Systems for Peace Corps Volunteers. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Reprint No. R-10.
Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc., Manhattan, KS.
This manual is intended for use by Peace Corps trainees and volunteers as a resource in gaining understanding and knowledge of basic irrigation principles and practices. To be most useful, the manual should be used during training as a teaching guide and instructional tool. Although it provides useful charts, drawings, structural diagrams, and other meaningful information, some material would be difficult for the average generalist. Each principal unit is complete and substantially self-contained. Thirteen sections cover concepts of irrigation design; the soil as a reservoir for water needed by plants; water and plants; methods of measuring soil moisture content and availability; water requirements; natural rainfall and irrigation requirements; topographic mapping and surveying; water source development; water distribution; field irrigation systems; drainage; economic evaluation and feasibility; and health and safety. With the aid of this manual, during and after training, a Peace Corps volunteer should be able to apply the principles and procedures of acceptable irrigation practices to almost any irrigation problem encountered on farms during service abroad. A training site is recommended that provides adequate land, enough water for the crops grown, and enough appropriate tools to accomplish the degree of sophistication required in a particular program. A list of suggested references and a table of measures and conversions are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Authoring Institution: Development Planning and Research Associates, Inc., Manhattan, KS.