Hydraulic Ram Pump: A Practical Solution to Climate Change

Hydraulic Ram Pump: A Practical Solution to Climate Change

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by Auke Idzenga
2013 | Agriculture and Development Notes Vol. 2 No. 5 | 2 pages
  • Print 2225-9694
  • e-ISSN 2599-3860

Anangue is an upland village located in Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines. The primary livelihood in the village is farming. However, the villagers experience low agricultural productivity due to the lack of access to sufficient water.

The nearest source of water in the village is a freshwater spring located 240 meters away and elevated by 80 meters. Thus, the community greatly depends on rainfall for domestic consumption and agricultural production. However, with the onset of climate change causing variations in the rainfall pattern and distribution, access to water became more difficult and costly.

To respond to the challenges of agricultural areas like Anangue, the Negros-based organization Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI) was established. AIDFI aims to address water problems including those faced by small-scale farmers using various adaptation technologies such as its hydraulic ram pump.