This Agrodok is written primarily for extension workers who want to help farming communities establish and manage waterholes for village herds. The manual describes the main features of a good waterhole, but emphasizes the importance of the proper management of the waterhole by the local community. It describes a method that can be used as a framework for discussion and decision-making. This method has four stages: 1) the decision to establish a waterpoint; 2) the organisation of the necessary funds for the project; 3) the installation of the waterpoint; and 4) its management. For each stage the handbook indicates what waterpoint project extensionists can do to support these processes and how they can stimulate waterpoint users to take responsibility for this facility. Furthermore, this Agrodok contains a useful checklist and model contracts.
No. of pages: 74