Drip irrigation projects equip community-managed tree nurseries with the necessary infrastructure to ensure healthy tree growth and optimal water efficiency.
Morocco’s Irrigation Needs
Irrigation is a highly ranked development priority among the communities in rural Morocco. An irrigation pipe may deliver water to a school, making a young student’s educational experience more comfortable; or it may bring water to a fruit tree nursery, enabling a farming family to earn a living through fruit tree agriculture; or it may bring potable water to an entire village so that girls may spend less time hauling water and more time in the classroom.
Why Drip Irrigation?
The essential feature of drip irrigation is that it ensures water access while simultaneously encouraging water conservation. Hoses with drip nozzles are run through plant nurseries and fields, delivering water directly to the plants root zones. This system is an effective alternative to water canals made of earth which allow for evaporation and seepage, and waste up to one half of the water supply. Using alongside cement canals, water pipes and basins, conserves precious water and efficiently irrigates previously dry land, dramatically increasing agricultural productivity.
Every HAF community-managed tree nursery is equipped with drip irrigation systems that allow for efficient water use. This is in line with our overall commitment to provide sustainable solutions to rural poverty and climate change. Organic agriculture projects necessitate the use of this irrigation technology because of the widespread problem of soil erosion and regular water shortages. Farming families benefit from Agricultural Training - both in the use of local materials and building methods and innovative techniques such as drip irrigation.