Irrigation best practices for smallholder agriculture training manual no. 7

This Training Manual summarizes the major components of irrigation planning, design, development and management and the requisite factors considered. It is meant to improve the skills of engineers, technicians, extension workers, managers and practitioners of irrigated agriculture, especially those working in smallholder irrigation in Africa. More specifically, the manual equips the reader with knowledge on how to (i) identify the appropriate irrigation system for a given area or circumstances, and (ii) plan and design of irrigation systems. It is meant to inform, educate, enhance knowledge and practice targeting smallholder irrigation in the NEL region. The information contained here may not be exhaustive and thus, readers are encouraged to seek further information from references cited in this publication and elsewhere.

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