Fabbers in Agriculture

In developing countries farmers are dependent on natural resources of water, farmers generally irrigate their fields with water flowing on the fields and the majorityof water evaporates in the presence of sun.

There is a need for developing appropriate technologies mainly irrigation technologies (drip and aspersion irrigation) to water plots of at least 1 hectar. It would allow rural farmers to generate additional income and should be designed so that they are affordable and available to rural farmers.

The purpose of our project is to review various fabbers configurations (Fab@Home, RepRap), identify locally available materials and components, perform usability tests, make recommendations for improvements and then create a construction manual for an inexpensive fabber to make small components for drip and aspersion irrigation.

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