The EOS International drip irrigation system distributes water to a 50 m2 farm plot using materials available in rural Nicaragua. The system provides improvements to conventional drip irrigation systems in order to reduce cost while remaining reliable and robust.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Parts are locally sourced and assembled.Interview with representative
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
EOS technicians are responsible for advertising, selling and installing the systems.
Distributions to Date Status
124 units have been distributed since 2015.Interview with representative
The system is designed to distribute water to a 50 m 2 farm plot using local materials found in rural Nicaragua. The water reservoir is an 80 L / 20 gal water sack consisting of a garbage bag reinforced with a sack. Filtration takes the form of a cloth, such as a piece of old clothing, wrapped around a 2 L plastic bottle (cut in half). Technicians use a drill to manually create water holes throughout the drip tape hoses.
EOS technicians are responsible for advertising and installing the systems.
The system is comprised of locally available components that are simple to replace.
3-4 years depending on maintenance care.Interview with representative
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The EOS drip irrigation system increases crop productivity by efficiently distributing water to a 50 m2 farm plot using local materials found in rural Nicaragua.
Vetted Performance Status
Complementary Technical Systems
EOS provides financial support for the people who can not afford to buy the system.
Academic Research and References
P. Revol et.al., August 1997, Infiltration from a surface point source and drip irrigation, Water Resources Research, Vol. 33, No. 8, Pages 1861-1867.
Compliance with regulations