Handbook on pressurized irrigation techniques

A comprehensive approch of agricultural water productivity requires action at all levels, from crops to irrigation schemes, and up to national and international ecomomic systems. In particular, shifting to modern on-farm irrigation practices can contribute to a substantial increase in both water use efficiency and water productivity. 

The objective of this handbook is to provide a practical guide on the use of pressurized irrigation techniques to farmers, irrigation technicians and extension workers in the field. In this second edition, the handbook has been considerably revised, including new chapters on low-cost drip irrigation and pipe distribution systems for smallholders. 

Author
A. Phocaides, FAO Consultant