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Mauritania
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Human-powered pump that enables drop-by-drop irrigation

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Field of Work

other

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Local development, appropriate techn.

Year project started (or projected start date) (yyyy)

2000

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What is the primary problem your venture is trying to address and how are you addressing it (or planning to address it)?

Problem of how to market and distribute the product.

Innovation
Project Description

Human-powered pump that enables drop-by-drop irrigation

Unique and different

Giving poor populations access to very simple and locally-manufactured pumping systems.

Project plan

Train over 100 local craftsmen to manufacture human-powered pumps, promote use of the pumps in 13 selected pilot villages.
Develop the drop-by-drop irrigation system adapted to a human-powered pump.

Partnerships

African organisation of intellectual property in Cameroon thanks to my invention patent.

Impact
Impact

Over 50 poor small farmers are using the human-powered pump;
Improvement of the living and working conditions of the small farmers.

Effectiveness

50 poor small farmers are using the human-powered pumps and developing drop-by-drop irrigation techniques on their farms.

How do you engage and impact the community?

I have set up a rural micro-credit programme that allows each small farmer to buy a watering kit (pump + drop-by-drop accessories)

How do you measure this impact?

Number of farming plots equipped, and drop-by-drop irrigation systems installed.
Output per small farmer using the drop-by-drop system.
Change in the living and working conditions of the farming families.

Obstacles

Rising iron prices, settlement of land disputes.

Sustainability
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(or how do you expect your initiative will be financed)

demande de financement déposée à l'OAPI au caméroun

Aside from financial sustainability, how do you plan to grow and sustain your project?

en premier lieu je demande le financement de diagnostic dans les différents villages de zones d'intervention

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