rsz_drip_irrigation_in_field_nepalAffordable, small-plot drip irrigation like the system operated by this farmer in Nepal can multiply a family’s income by a factor of three or more. With water available for irrigation, farmers can grow more valuable vegetable crops and harvest them at times of the year when market prices are high. This system is one of the major social innovations introduced by International Development Enterprises in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa and it came a major factor in the organization’s success in helping 20 million people lift themselves out of poverty. 

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