There is growing interest in solar-powered irrigation applications around the world. The application of Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) aims to increase and stabilize local farmer’s productivity and improving their living conditions. However, awareness of SPIS technologies and its adaptability to different farming systems, size of irrigation schemes and cropping systems is lacking among agricultural consultants, extension officers and responsible personnel in the relevant ministries as well as in financing institutions including Banks, NGOs and the international donor community. To counteract this, University of Ostfalia in Germany has developed an e-learning course on Solar Powered Irrigation System with support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The course’s modules will look at sustainable water management, solar pumping essentials, planning and implementation, and operation and maintenance. Further, we have recruited e-tutors that will support you throughout the course.
We are looking for agricultural extension officers, farmers, bankers, academic, relevant NGO and government staff, and other interested parties to join the e-learning course. We expect basic knowledge of agriculture, water management and irrigation, motivation and intermediate English language skills.
The course will be held entirely online and can be accessed from anywhere.
The SPIS course will take place between 18 June and 30 July 2019. The workload will be approximately 27 hours. Please inform yourself on the SPIS Toolbox before the start of the course here: https://energypedia.info/wiki/Toolbox_on_SPIS.
You can apply to the free e-learning course until 30 May here: https://wasser-suderburg.de/pages/page/spis