Proximity Designs' drip irrigation system is powered by gravity. Used in large-scale commercial farms the world over, small plastic micro-tubes connect to a water source and deliver water directly to plant roots, eliminating costly runoff and labor, reducing risk of disease, and dramatically increasing yields.
The drip irrigation systems are sold as complete sets that can be installed straight from the packaging. A single set can irrigate up to 1/4 of an acre, reducing water usage by 50% and increasing yields by 33%. The system can maintain a high flow rate from any water source elevated by three feet.
Established by Jim Taylor and Debbie Aung Din, Proximity Designs began in 2004, as a country office of iDE. Back then, Proximity Designs entered the Myanmar rural market with two treadle pumps, 13 staff and a distribution reach of just 600 villages. Now, eight years on, they are accessible to nearly 80% of the rural population, employing a nationwide staff of over 350, and offering a complete range of services that address many of the most pressing needs of rural families.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Myanmar
Price range (USD): 20 to 50 USD
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes
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