Issue 56: Irrigation

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GIS-based decision support system for real time water demand estimation

This study presents a scheme for the development of a GIS-based decision support system (DSS) for real time water demand estimation in distributaries. The DSS dynamically links a field irrigation demand prediction model for the area irrigated by a distributary with a GIS of the canal network. | Read more...

Real-time and mobile integrated water quality monitoring system based on ICT

This report is a review of irrigation technologies for smallholders in the context of improving rural livelihoods, especially in regard to the prospects for sub-Saharan Africa. The role of traditional technologies is evaluated and modern water... | Read more...

Smallholder irrigation technology: prospects for sub-saharan africa

This report is a review of irrigation technologies for smallholders in the context of improving rural livelihoods, especially in regard to the prospects for sub-Saharan Africa. The role of traditional technologies is evaluated and modern water... | Read more...

GIS for sustainable agriculture

People working in agribusiness use GIS software for precision farming, land management, business operations, and much more. GIS provides the means to spatially view variables that affect crop yields, erosion and drought risk, and business opportunities. | Read more...

What is the irrigation potential for Africa?

Although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost agricultural productivities by at least 50 percent, food production on the continent is almost entirely rainfed. Many development organizations have recently proposed to significantly increase investments in irrigation in the region. | Read more...

ICT in water supply and irrigation management

ICT is one of the most effective means in upgrading of land and water management and increasing food production. Developing countries and users of surface irrigation are lagging behind the developed countries and pressurized irrigation operators in adoption of ICT and automation. | Read more...

Decision support tool to interpret phytomonitoring information

Phytomonitoring is a management information technology that provides an orchard or vineyard grower with invaluable and real time information about the dynamics of crop physiological status, by a continuous analysis of plant growing trends, integrated... | Read more...

Websites that use the spoken word will empower the illiterate (FARA)

Guruduth Banavar, the director of IBM’s India Research Laboratory, wanted to allow people who struggle with literacy to create websites. So he and his colleagues have devised a system based on what is known as 'voice extensible markup language', a... | Read more...

Open hydroponics irrigation in the citrus industry

Open Hydroponics is a high-frequency (drip) irrigation combined with balanced fertiliser application system that adopts principles of soil-less hydroponics to field based production system. This system is generally known as advanced fertigation system (AFS). | Read more...

KickStart

In 1998, KickStart developed a line of manually operated MoneyMaker irrigation pumps that allow farmers to easily pull water from a river, pond or shallow well (as deep as 25 feet deep), pressurise it through a hose pipe (even up a hill) and irrigate up to two acres of land. | Read more...

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