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Title: Treadle pump in Zambia : stepping out of subsistence farming
Authors: Hiller, Sabine
Keywords: TREADLE PUMPS
SMALL HOLDER FARMING
HIGH VALUE CROPS
AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT
APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
IRRIGATION
PUMPS
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
SMALLHOLDERS
ACCESS TO MARKETS
INCOME GENERATION
POVERTY ALLEVIATION
ZAMBIA
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Dept. of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, NL
Abstract: The treadle pump is a man-powered pump, designed for the irrigation of small plots of land. According to the International Development Enterprise (IDE) in Zambia, the pump increases farm income by more than $100 per year. The FAO states that irrigation can increase crop yields from 100 to 400%. This paper evaluates the contribution of the treadle pump to smallholder welfare.
Description: MSc Thesis Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42408
Project Number: 101781
Project Title: Smallholder Market Integration in Africa
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2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009
Sub-Saharan Africa / Afrique subsaharienne

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