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close this bookBetter Farming Series 06 - The Soil: How to Improve the Soil (FAO - INADES, 1976, 29 p.)
close this folderHow to improve the soil for many years
close this folderIrrigation
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How to fetch water


· With a calabash or gourd. This takes a long time and is very tiring. Only small fields can be watered.

· With a counterpoise lift (shadoof).


Counterpoise lift (shadoof)

· With a rope and bucket lift (noria). This uses animal power.
· With a hand pump or motor-driven pump.