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Abstract            Volume:12  Issue-3  Year-2024         Original Research Articles

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Scaling Up Water Lifting Devices for Micro-Irrigation System in Western Oromia, Ethiopia
Girma Ajama*
Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Bako agricultural Engineering Research Center, P.O. Box: 07, Bako, West Shawa, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

Water lifting devices enable the lifting of water from a lower level to a higher one. Water lifting technologies free the farmers from the limitations of inadequate rain during dry seasons, thus raising their capacity to grow crops up to two or three planting annually. The method lifting water to the field for irrigation in the country and in Oromia too are mostly traditional. The water is transported to the field with the help of bucket; water points and area to be irrigated are far apart; the ground and/or river water is at deeper position to convey to area to be irrigated. Therefore, this activity was aimed at scaling up of over flow pump and Rope & washer pumps for micro irrigation. The study was conducted in Four Zones of Western Oromia Namely West Wollega (Nadjo woreda), East Wollega (JimmaArjo), H/G/Wollega (JardaggaJarte) and West Shoa (TokkeKutaye). Training was organized and delivered for farmers, DAs and SMS in the selected woreda. Totally 10 rope and washer pump and ten (10) over flow pump were distributed. 60 farmers were participated on training of operation and handling of over flow treadle pump and rope and washer pump. Data was collected by; focus group discussions and interview. The collected data was analyzed from feedback/field report and Focus group discussion. The study recommends that Training should be given for extension staffs who work directly with irrigation farmers on Treadle pump operation, maintenance, assembling a pump to highlight technical aspects, the importance of proper installation procedures and maintenance of each component. Woreda Irrigation Development Authority should facilitate field demonstrations with farmers for further scale up Sources of technology should be as close as possible to the farmers. So the respective Woreda Irrigation Development Authority should facilitate for farmers who need these technologies by providing these pumps from the sources.

Keywords: Scale up, water lifting Devices, over flow treadle pump, Rope and washer pump, micro irrigation.
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Girma Ajama. 2024. Scaling Up Water Lifting Devices for Micro-Irrigation System in Western Oromia, Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 12(3): 75-78
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2024.1203.009
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