This site includes much of the information smallholder farmers or sector partners need to assess the feasibility for a shared-pivot project, as well as the steps needed and case study examples of how to implement a shared-pivot project. If you would like to add a case study or resources to the site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elements to success:
Community Mobilization: training that empowers farmers to take initiative to solve problems and work together with other community members.
Farm Management: environmental analysis including evaluating the water table and soil, agricultural and business training, organizing farmers into producer groups and producer villages that enable them to sell to larger markets.
Research: documenting program effectiveness, monitoring, and evaluating the program outcomes.
Commercial Facility and Equipment: building a cooling and storage facility, buying cleaning, sorting, grading, packaging, and labeling equipment.
Center Pivot Sprinkler Packages
Grow Your Markets in Emerging Economies with ACDI/VOCA
CIRCLES by Rich Berkland
CIRCLES financing to market access diagram
Variable Rate Irrigation with Center Pivots
Flow Control Devices for Center Pivots
Design Capacities for Center Pivots
Water Losses for Center Pivots
Uniformity of In-Canopy Sprinklers on Center Pivots
Irrigation Cost Calculator (app)
Dry edible beans publications
Contacts for Circles Project
Manuals & Guides
Well drilling and Pumps
Planning Tools & Templates
Economic Justification & Profit Projections
Examples of contracts between stakeholders