Proper utilisation of water in irrigated agriculture

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Volker Korrmann
Free of charge do-it-yourself micro irrigation
My share against desertification http://ewind.eu/green/Green_River_Prinzip_Vers_5_engl.pdf
and the recycling addition: http://ewind.eu/green/Green_River_Prinzip_recycling_en.pdf
Please use it, send it to friends and told me about it.
German version: http://ewind.eu/green/Green_River_Prinzip_Vers_2_4.pdf
Giampietro Martini

Irrigation challenges world wide and the solutions.



Since long we have been talking about the irrigation challenge, recently I read to a paper dated on September 2003 by FAO that was emphasising these issues, headed:” The irrigation challenge, increasing irrigation contributions to food security through higher water productivity from canal irrigation system"(http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4854e/y4854e00.htm).Nowadays the technologies are coming daily with some sort of solution:  we can use the digital terrain maps for remote studying, digital instruments for detection (properly used), hydrological models for superficial runoff and the groundwater flow that allow more understanding to the catchment response, we can make the precipitation maps and using the experience draw conclusions in less time. I am thinking about using the drip irrigation that it could have more water efficiency at my study area. But as we know, the efficiency depends on the type of soil, climate, slope of ground and obviously the crop. So we can not use drip everywhere, we need to find some appropriate solution for every location. So I wanted to know if there is any case paper who mentions irrigation challenges for a particular site and gives the solutions for it at one place? I feel there should be a knowledge platform where all the solutions are listed under one roof so that it benefits to agriculturist in order to achieve a more sustainable living style.



What do you think is there a need of such platform for solving the irrigation challenges?



I appreciate the water network team to invite me to join the network which I feel is a fantastic way to solve the irrigation challenges collectively


Richard Vattay
I met Trudi on Linkedin because of a post of her in the Agriculture group. I wrote her a letter if she would be interested to know a little bit about our new product if she is interested to invest. Than, she offered me to join the The Water network. She said there are many people/companies could be interested to invest into our product. My job now is to write some information what we have.
Our product is organic soil conditioner and designed for providing better soil moisture management. The use of our product results significant saving in water consumption in irrigated cultivar or a significantly longer period, which could be survived by the plants between two rains in a non-irrigated cultivar. It is excellent in drought period. We are completely ready for market launch. Investment is invited in order to have enough power for the start. Local market approach is in the bag. We are focusing now to go international.
Contact me if you are interested.
Trudi Schifter
Trudi Schifter Hi Richard, Welcome. It might help if you posted some case study info in the library showing benefits versus optional methods, or wrote a series of blog posts. Good luck
Richard Vattay
Richard Vattay Thanks, Trudi!
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