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Appropriate water-lifting technologies in West Africa

Findings and proposal for a research and uptake programme - Final Report









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    Capacity development in irrigation and drainage
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    General consensus among policy-makers in the developing world and aid agencies is that a lack of capacity is con-straining the development of irrigated agriculture. Although this concern is not new, it is now receiving much attention in the irrigation and drainage world where it is becoming an issue in its own right rather than being embedded in infrastructure investment projects. To address this issue, FAO Land and Water Development Division, in association with the International Commission o n Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) Working Group on Capacity Building, Training and Education, organized a one-day workshop, Capacity Building in Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control, on 16 September 2003 during the Fifty-fourth International Executive Council Meeting in Montpellier. This publication presents a synthesis of the workshop as well as three keynote papers based on the available literature and experiences. The complete workshop materials are included on the CD-ROM that accompanies th is document. It is anticipated that the wealth of information supplied here will provide background for those people contemplating capacity development in irrigated agriculture in their own country.
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    Farm power and mechanization for small farms in sub-Saharan Africa 2006
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    In the past, many of the publications concerned with mechanization, draught animal power, hand-tool technology, etc. tended to be rather mono-topical, dealing with only one aspect of the subject. Farm power and mechanization also tended to be separated from the actual processes of crop production and processing; it was a topic created by engineers and was dealt with by engineers. As a result, there is a widespread lack of understanding of the subject, and there are many widely held mis conceptions with regard to the essential contribution of farm power and mechanization to small farmers’ productivity and livelihoods. In recent years, the Farm Power and Mechanization Group in FAO has broken away from this rather narrow approach and has put the different sources of farm power, mechanization, machinery, equipment and tools into a much broader context. We have looked at farm power from the perspective of rural livelihoods and farming systems, as well as the critical area of labour saving in HIV/AIDS and migrationaffected populations. We have purposely avoided taking rigid positions with regard to any one particular type of technology; instead, we have adopted a much wider brief and have been concerned to identify appropriate solutions for a range of situations.
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    Preparing national regulations for water resources management
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    The present manual is an update of Legislative Study No. 52 (1994). Like its predecessor, it provides conceptual material for use in the preparation of national regulations for the management, development, use and protection of freshwater resources. The conceptual material is arranged according to the principal functions of water resources management, and it is complemented and illustrated by examples of original water management regulations. These have been drawn from a wide variety of mostly English-speaking countries. The manual is intended for the inspiration and reference of a multidisciplinary water-sector audience and, in particular, all those in government who participate in the preparation of regulations for the implementation of policies and principles enshrined in acts of legislature.

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