Pedaling out of poverty: Social impact of a manual irrigation technology in South Asia

An assessment of the social impact of treadle pump technology for manual irrigation in eastern India, the Nepal Terai, and Bangladesh, South Asia's so-called "poverty square." Treadle pump technology can be a powerful tool for poverty reduction in this region. It "self-selects" the poor, and puts to productive use the region's vast surplus family labor. It is claimed that the treadle pump could raise the annual net household income by US$100, on the average.


Issue Date:
2000
Publication Type:
Report
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1026-0862 (Other)
ISBN 92-9090-421-6 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/44571
Total Pages:
vi, 36p.
Series Statement:
IWMI Research Report
45




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