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The methodological guidebook for human-powered pumps in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The guidebook aims to capitalize the 20-years lessons learnt of rural hydraulics programmes. It valorises good practices and underlines notified mistakes in the implementation of a human-powered pump programmes.   The guidebook focuses on the main characteristics of human-powered pumps and of the principal factors determining the durability of improved water points.

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Human capacity enhancement for smallholder irrigation enhanced farming systems

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Ethiopia plans to greatly expand irrigated agriculture but expertise is over-stretched at all levels of irrigated agriculture. Diverse stakeholders trained and/or advised in development and improvement of irrigation enhanced farming systems including: communities in management of large scale smallholder irrigation schemes; university curricula and resources for under-graduate and graduate education; extension capacity and methodology for more effective work with smallholders; collaborative research for irrigated crop production; in-service training and guidance of irrigation engineers.

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