Know irrigation technology to increase the efficiency of water use in agriculture and improve innovation policies.
Objective: Training students and teachers of indigenous education in Paraguay on new technologies for localized irrigation to increase water use efficiency, improve productivity, ensure food in indigenous communities and reduce the environmental impact of agricultural activity.
The beneficiars are the technical teachers of Paraguayan Indigenous Education, the students and the inhabitants of the indigenous communities where the knowledge acquired is applied to improve and ensure sustainable food production.

Resources needed

Training program on water management, irrigation management, technologies applied to irrigation and food production management in agricultural activities:
- Candidate selection
- Development of theoretical training sessions and practical training sessions and technical visits
- Conclusions.

Evidence of success

This project has a high positive impact on the personal development of the participants, on the development of equal opportunities and on the access of indigenous women to technical training.
- Technical update of trainers
- Efficient use of water in agricultural activities
- Reduction of soil and water pollution due to agricultural activities
- Increased motivation of indigenous youth in Paraguay for agri-food activity
- Improvement of food production in indigenous communities

Potential for learning or transfer

This practice is potencially interesting because Region of Murcia has experience in transfer about irrigation technology to increase the efficiency of water use in agriculture in spite of:
- Differences in traditional crops between Paraguay and Murcia
- Difficulties for access to agricultural technology in the indigenous communities of Paraguay.

Other regions with isolated communities may receive training to improve their water management policies and achieve innovation.

Main institution
Regional Government of Murcia
Región de Murcia, Spain (España)
Start Date
June 2016
End Date
June 2019


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