Earth Mound Bag

iDE

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Solution Overview & Benefits

Earth mound supported bags supply drip irrigation systems for 1000-2000 square meter plots. These bags can also be used to irrigate smaller fields through dry periods of up to several weeks. They are designed from a rugged plastic to withstand the harsh conditions of installation as well as years of direct sunlight. A pump or hose can fill bags from surface water, wells or other storage tanks.

Applications:

  • A collapsible non-evaporative large storage option.
  • Supplies water for drip irrigation systems, and other domestic water uses.
  • Multiple bags can be used for larger fields or longer dry spells.
  • A good storage solution for slow steady water sources such as a solar pump or a natural spring.
  • Can be placed on top of an earthen mound or into a trench.
  • Repairs can be made locally using tire repair materials.

History & Development

iDE is an international non-profit dedicated to ending poverty in the developing world not through handouts, but by helping farm families access the tools and knowledge they need to increase their income.

iDE's origins as a formal organization lie in a visit to a Somalian refugee camp in 1982. It was there that founder Paul Polak noticed a critical lack of transport limiting the economic opportunities of refugees who were relying on manual transportation for all commodities. Following the principle "in technology, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," iDE re-engineered the local donkey cart and interested local artisans in manufacturing one with a more efficient center of gravity, using abandoned car parts for affordability. The donkey carts were a success; more than 500 were sold, producing $1 million of net income for cart owners.

Availability

Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote

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