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Knowledge Synthesis Report
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The International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage (IPTRID) aims to enhance the standard of irrigation and drainage research and development in and by developing countries, giving due regard to the needs of the environment. Its main objectives are to improve technology and management in order to increase the production of food and agricultural commodities, enhance food security and assist in eliminating poverty. The programme focuses attention on four priority themes:
Building national capacity
Formulating research and development strategies and programmes
IPTRID's sponsors are FAO, UNDP, World Bank, the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), international and national research institutes, multi-and bilateral donors, and development foundations.
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One of IPTRID's priority activities is synthesising knowledge on topics, which are research and technology oriented and relevant to sustainable irrigation and drainage development. The outputs are published by IPTRID in its series of Knowledge Synthesis Reports. These reports contain the latest research and development information in selected topics and include analyses and recommendations. The target readership includes planners, researchers and irrigation and drainage professionals. They are prepared by specialists in collaboration with IPTRID partner institutions.
Treadle Pumps for Irrigation in Africa is the first in the Knowledge Synthesis
Reports series. Topics to be covered in future include:
- Global Review of Research and Development Needs in Irrigation and Drainage
- Water Conservation Technologies in the Mediterranean Basin
Publication details will be announced in IPTRID’s biannual Network Magazine GRID. Requests for GRID magazine and for copies of IPTRID publications should be sent to the IPTRID Programme Manager at the address above.