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close this bookIrrigation Training Manual: Planning, Design, Operation and Management of Small-Scale Irrigation Systems (Peace Corps, 1994, 151 p.)
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View the documentPreface and acknowledgments
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View the documentThe training sessions
View the documentThe irrigation reference manual
View the documentOverview of the training sessions
View the documentIrrigation principles and practices
View the documentThe experiential learning approach
View the documentThe trainer's role in experiential learning
View the documentTiming, location, and trainee preparedness
View the documentImplementing the irrigation training sessions
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close this folderSection 1: Introduction to irrigation principles and practices
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close this folderSection 2: Community organization and mobilization
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close this folderSection 3: Inventorying the physical and biological resource base
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close this folderSection 4: Developing water sources
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close this folderSection 5: Assessing irrigation water requirements
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close this folderSection 6: Farm water delivery systems
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close this folderSection 7: Farm water management
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close this folderSection 8: Waterlogging and salinity
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View the documentExam: Section 8 - Assessing field problems and solutions
View the documentSection 9: Project planning and development

Overview of the training sessions

While short-term, intensive training in irrigation principles and practices cannot be expected to produce professional irrigation specialists, it can provide Volunteers with sufficient background and confidence to serve well as irrigation technicians. After completing the activities included in the training sessions, Volunteers should be capable of confronting and successfully solving a wide variety of problems related to the application of irrigation practices. They should also be fully aware of the complexity of applying and managing irrigation systems and be prepared to continue their learning efforts throughout their Peace Corps service.