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This report begins with a review of the different treadle pumps currently in use in Africa and the information available on their technical performance, with a view to trying to answer the question - Which is the best treadle pump?  This is followed by reports prepared by national experts on the experience of using treadle pumps in different countries across Africa.  These principally address the important issues of economic and social impact of this technology change, its acceptability and sustainability.  This experience should help those who are just beginning to think about treadle pumps, wondering if they are right for them and, if so, how best to introduce them into their situation.

Knowledge Synthesis Report no. 1

58 pages, tables, photos

Publication Details

  • Published: 2000
  • Publisher: International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage, Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.,
  • ISBN-10: 9251044902
  • Dewey Decimal: 627.52
  • ECHO Library: 627.52 IPT