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HIPPO Resources
The main HIPPO resources can be found at Mendeley. They include:

Non-HIPPO resources
Non-HIPPO resources that are relevant to the work of HIPPO Perspectives include:

Gadelle, 2001
François Gadelle. 2001. “Nouveaux équipements pour la petite irrigation en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre : bilan en début 2001.” ftp://ftp.fao.org/agl/iptrid/water_lifting_g.pdf.
Gadelle outlines a research programme on small-scale irrigation technologies by IPTRID (International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage). Among other things he points out that technologies that have been introduced in West Africa are generally not evaluated in terms of the cost of operation, their usefulness, their efficiency, and the perceptions of the users. Some of these systems include water lifting systems using animal power, petrol pumps, windmills, solar systems, canal lining, and drip irrigation systems.

Snell, 2004
Snell, Michael. 2004. Appropriate Water-lifting Technologies in West Africa: Findings and Proposal for a Research and Uptake Programme. FAO/IPTRID, Rome. http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/y5891e/y5891e00.htm.
During the period 2001 and 2002 the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage (IPTRID) discussed and acted upon the need to document the type and extent of water-lifting technologies of smallholders in West Africa. It was felt by both institutions that there was a wealth of knowledge in the region at the resource-poor communities level that was being utilized on an ad hoc basis, and more often than not disappearing within those same communities in detriment to other potential beneficiaries. IFAD and IPTRID decided to jointly collaborate in an effort to develop a programme directed towards technology transfer and, equally important, to the identification of research uptake that could be adjusted to the existing physical, socio-economic and cultural setting.

For more resources go to our Mendeley group. Click on the “hippo” tag for HIPPO resources, the “nonhippo” tag for non-HIPPO resources, and on the “mention” tag for non-HIPPO resources, in which HIPPO resources are cited or HIPPO activities are mentioned.

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