Address water quality concerns for sustainable irrigation development

Micro irrigation systems are handy for small land spaces, require comparatively small capital investment, and employ already available family labour.

They are tailored for all-year round production using an already available labour, water and land resources to yield high quality products in quantities sufficient for both domestic and commercial use. This is moreover achieved without need for disruptive displacement procedures such as damming, or extensive water conveyance networks, thereby preserving ecological and social harmonies.

Even so, there are some viable concerns farmers presently have, in regard to irrigation water. What type of water is suitable for irrigation? Is it tap, spring, or borehole water? Among the critical factors for irrigation in general to thrive are water quality, quantity and access.

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