|Title||Drip irrigation of corn in the Gissar Valley|
|Category of tools||Drip irrigation system|
|Field of application||
|Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change||High|
|Implemented by||NPO “TajikNIIGiM” (“Research and Development Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Reclamation of Tajikistan” Research and Manufacturing Association)
Province: Districts of Republican Subordination
Settlement: Radzhabov Farm
|Practice usage period||
Start date: 01.01.2000
End date: 31.12.2003
|Problem solved through this practice||
Shortage of irrigation water;
|Tools used in the practice||
Corn drip irrigation system
|Description of the practice and its results||
Financial and economic:
increased labor productivity and farmer incomes, reduced production costs.
production of ecologically clean goods; prevention of water losses and soil erosion as well as improving soil ecological and reclamation condition.
twofold (52%) increase of corn yields compared to furrow irrigation, 51% saving of irrigation water.
increased wellbeing of local residents due to better agricultural yields; reduced hard manual labor.
|Lessons learnt and recommendations made||
Application of drip irrigation ensures higher corn productivity and water saving as well as allows improving soil structure, watering efficiency, etc.
It is necessary to widely introduce drip irrigation systems to build up the efficiency of water and land resources, reduce manual labor costs and save irrigation water.
|Source of practice||
Domestic tools (outcomes of research by domestic R&D organizations)
|Readiness for implementation||
1. Cost of implementation: High
2. Approximate cost of investment per 1 ha: $3,500/ha
3. O&M costs: High
4. Expert support: Needed at implementation stage
|Brief information on the project||
Project title: Drip irrigation of corn in Gissar District.
Project duration: early 2000-late 2003.
Project goal and objectives: introduction of drip irrigation systems for corn; observance of optimal irrigation mode(s) and techniques ensuring 100 dt/ha and above corn yields with minimal energy consumption in the conditions of the Gissar Valley.
Project beneficiaries: land and water users of Yu. Radzhabov Farm
Project implementer: NPO “TajikNIIGiM”.
|Funding source||National budget, NPO “TajikNIIGiM”|
Research report by NPO “TajikNIIGiM”, Dushanbe, 2003, 46 p.
|Form submission date||02.04.2018|
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