Management of water logged agricultural lands Training manual No.9

This Training Manual summarizes the major problems associated with water logging in agricultural lands, and their resolution through drainage and utilisation of the same lands. It covers the major types and components of Drainage systems, their design, development, operation and management as well as the salient factors considered. The Manual is meant to improve the skills of engineers, technicians, extension workers, managers and practitioners of agricultural water management, where excessive water in the soil is a problem. More specifically, the manual equips the reader with knowledge on how to (i) identify the appropriate drainage system for a given area or circumstances, and (ii) plan and design of drainage 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.