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The Case for the Rope-Pump in Africa: A Comparative Performance Analysis

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Sunday, January 1, 2006
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According to this paper, an alternative to standardised imported hand pumps is the locally manufactured rope pump, which is considerably cheaper and easier to maintain but has been rejected in the past because of fears of impaired water quality. This paper presents the key aspects of a study in northern Ghana that compared the performance of rope pumps with that of conventional hand pumps, to determine whether the rope pump provides a viable alternative for community water supplies across the subcontinent.

Treadle Pump Irrigation and Poverty in Ghana

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Monday, January 1, 2007
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Treadle pump (TP) technology has been promoted by Enterprise Works Worldwide (EWW) in West Africa as an alternative to the traditional rope and bucket irrigation that is necessary to overcome the challenge of uncertain and inadequate rainfall for agricultural production. The aim is to improve output, increase income and reduce poverty among rural farm households. This study examines the strategies used for dissemination of the TP and the dynamics of its adoption and impacts, with a special focus on poverty reduction.

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