Find us on Google+

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Tread pumping Zambia

2 comments:

  1. Hi Cho,

    I would like to bring to everyone's attention that Saturday's Zambia Blog Talk Radio will be dedicated to agriculture - which is GREAT.

    On this video, I would like to say that it is standard NGO fair, which seems to relish in making the people involved look pathetic (pleas for sympathy), rather than empowered.

    Lastly, I would like to make two suggestions - which don't cost $200 (I would think).

    1) If the gardeners (I don't think that plot is large enough to be called a farm - no offense, let's keep our terminology straight) add straw between the vegetables, it will reduce the requirement for irrigation. (Especially check 4:50) From the Moonies, but still good information on organic farming/gardening.

    2) If they dig a small dam above their fields, with a few swales to feed it, they can store water higher up, and don't need a pump to get water to their fields, but use gravity instead. It wouldn't take a lot of money (a few shovels, maybe rented earth moving equipment) and some local volunteers.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Pumping Equipments are widely used for transferring gases, liquids, or slurry from one point to another. They do so with the help of mechanical or physical action like converting mechanical energy into pressure energy. Usually most of the pumps are used for moving volumes from lower places to higher ones. Pumps have become the prime movers in innumerable processes. So it is important to understand the pump system requirements that will help you choose a right pumping equipments.
    Pumping Machines

    ReplyDelete

All contributors should follow the basic principles of a productive dialogue: communicate their perspective, ask, comment, respond,and share information and knowledge, but do all this with a positive approach.

This is a friendly website. However, if you feel compelled to comment 'anonymously', you are strongly encouraged to state your location / adopt a unique nick name so that other commentators/readers do not confuse your comments with other individuals also commenting anonymously.