We create awareness and educate communities, farmers and organisations on better ways to use and manage water to ensure optimum efficiency
We increase water use efficiency of farmers by promoting micro and sprinkler irrigation.
We help conserve water during conveyance by laying pipelines, and building and repairing irrigation channels.
Participatory ground water management is envisaged to make a significant step in groundwater management at grassroot level to enable the community and stakeholders to monitor and manage the ground water as common pool resources themselves.
Participatory Irrigation Management to ensure that irrigation water is distributed efficiently and equitably in the command area and that it is used efficiently through farmer’s involvement. Farmers organisations, like water user associations will take responsibility of water distribution and collection of user charges
Small and marginal farmers in Farrakka, West Bengal, are doubling their incomes and transforming their lives, thanks to access to water for irrigation – via the installation of small lift irrigation pumps which are collectively owned and managed by farmer ‘groups.’
Over 2.3 crore pumps in India are drawing water round the clock, to support agriculture - often to grow highly water intensive crops (such as rice, sugarcane, cotton and banana), sometimes in severely water stressed regions of the country. ACF is promoting micro irrigation and has converted over 25000 ha of crops to not only conserve and harvest water, but to optimise it for improved productivity and profitability.