One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Drip Irrigation and Conservation Agriculture in Guatemala

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Drip Irrigation and Conservation Agriculture in Guatemala


Hi my name is Deborah Rivera I am the
program manager of masriego masriego which means more irrigation is a
project led by the Horticulture Innovation Lab in Guatemala our goal is
to convert 90 hectares of farmland into drip irrigation combined with
conservation agriculture practices. originally the project was designed to
cover a 200 square meters plot per farmer through our visit to the municipalities it
became clear for us that the farmers have different needs and also different
and diverse plot sizes and for us as a project with such an extensive coverage
area we have a limited amount of resources and also of time so we decided
to modify our implementation strategy this requires us to diagnose and create
a profile for each municipality in addition we have to increase our
intervention area in the plot sizes and to identify lead farmers. Lead farmers are resourceful for co-creating conservation agriculture
practices that adapt to their local context there is no one-size-fits-all
model in implementing agricultural projects the reality we work in
involves being flexible attentive and adaptive in order to help the most
vulnerable groups of people gain competitiveness in growing fruits and
vegetables

One thought on “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Drip Irrigation and Conservation Agriculture in Guatemala

  • Good posting… keep-up the good work…. May I share a vlog about the Huangdao in Summer in Youtube 2s7F7yvsFKs
    Read also the article in "stenote blogspot" in July 2018 Folder.

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