Eco-friendly water solutions for farmers

Two-thirds of small farmers in India don’t have access to irrigation. Without a reliable source of water, their crops and livelihoods are dependent on unpredictable monsoon rains. As a result, they are reluctant to invest their limited resources in better seeds, fertilizer, and other supplies that can help improve their crops.

In this video, learn how International Development Enterprises (IDE) is helping to develop low-cost, easy-to-operate treadle pumps that will enable farmers to boost their yields and their incomes.

Source: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/agriculturaldevelopment/Pages/low-cost-treadle-pumps-for-irrigation-ide-video-india.aspx

Also view some images of treadle pumps at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10366023

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