Aqua Alimenta

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Aqua Alimenta (formerly Wasser für die Dritter Welt – W3W) promotes sustainable small-scale irrigation projects through the installation of foot-pedal swiss-PEP pumps. The swiss-PEPs are manufactured in workshops with mostly local available, low cost materials. We promote a conservative approach to water use, which guarantee its durability through targeted irrigation methods and agricultural advisory services. We transfer our know-how directly to the user. Local craftsmen are trained to build the swiss-PEPs and maintain them. The farmers participate in the installation and are able to carry out basic repair work on their own. We work together with local partner organizations in order to promote the farmers’ autonomy and sense of responsibility, their increased creditworthiness for the purchase of a pump as well as to secure the marketability of harvest surpluses.

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Thematic expertise

Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Watershed & land management (basin/local level, participatory/multi-stakeholder planning)

Water for food

  • Irrigation techniques (e.g. efficiency of irrigation technologies)
  • Operation and maintenance of infrastructure (soft aspects)
  • Supply chains & commercialization

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Contact Person

Kaspar Schatzmann - kaspar.schatzmann@aqua-alimenta.ch

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