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close this bookSmall Scale Irrigation Systems: A Training Manual (Peace Corps, 1983, 82 p.)
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General program objectives

Given that the Peace Corps Volunteer is not an irrigation engineer and further that a two-week training program will not make the PCV an irrigation engineer. The following general objectives are identified:

At the completion of the training program, the PC will:

· be able to identify the principle components of a simple irrigation system

· have the basic skills necessary to establish a simple irrigation system

· be able to consult with a farm family and help them evaluate the potential for an economically viable irrigation system given the particular constraints of their situation

· be able to find the necessary information relating to the legal constraints on irrigation in the local community

· be able to identify and locate the resources needed to support an irrigation program

· understand the health and safety factors involved in developing an irrigation system ~

· have developed additional skills and confidence to work with a farm family or rural community to help them identify their needs, establish priorities and, if appropriate, help them to construct, operate and maintain a simple irrigation system.