EPoNa

Department of Vegetable Crops

EPoNa

 http://www.epona-africa.com 
http://www.epona-africa.com 

Project period
2016 - 2020

Joint project EPoNa
Upgrade the existing wastewater pond systems to generate irrigation water for agriculture
in the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin in Namibia

Subproject of Hochschule Geisenheim University
Agricultural use of treated wastewater and sewage sludge and development of a robust irrigation system

The goal was to balance yield performance and resource efficiency under the given climatic and socio-economic conditions of the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin in Namibia. The focus was to develop a robust low-pressure irrigation system and agronomic and technical tools to minimize water losses due to evaporation, avoid soil salinization, and optimize yields. For this purpose, several trials with different irrigation and cultivation systems were carried out in order to analyze soil parameters on water and nutrient use efficiency, yield and quality of different forage crops, and the results were communicated to local stakeholders with a focus on their practical application.

 

 

 

Drainage pipe
Drainage pipe
drip irrigation
drip irrigation
Drainage pipe
Drainage pipe
drip irrigation
drip irrigation
Waste water pond
Waste water pond

Founded by

Contact

Jana Zinkernagel
Prof. Dr. Jana Zinkernagel
Building 1000
Room 102
Phone über +49 6722 502 511
Jana.Zinkernagel(at)hs-gm.de Details
Ehsan Ebrahimi
Dr. Ehsan Ebrahimi
Building 1000
Room 103
Phone +49 6722 502 517
Ehsan.Ebrahimi(at)hs-gm.de Details