Unpowered Measured Irrigation Training Manual for Smallholders (more crops per drop)
Omodei, B. 2018. Unpowered Measured Irrigation training Manual for smallholders (more crops per drop). AgroTechnology, 3, 26-41.
It is assumed that the smallholder is using drip irrigation (either pressurised or gravity feed) on a garden or a small plot of land. Using the Unpowered MI Controller (UMIC), you can upgrade your drip irrigation system so that all your plants are irrigated automatically. You can leave your garden unattended for weeks. This will allow you to become involved in other activities away from the garden; for example, travelling to the market to sell your produce.
Measured irrigation is a new method of irrigation scheduling that responds to the prevailing weather conditions. This means that you use much less water without affecting the yield.