Irrigation and Operational Maintenance Course
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Irrigation and Operational Maintenance Course

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The Irrigation and Operational Maintenance course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to design, operate, and maintain irrigation systems effectively. The course covers essential topics related to irrigation principles, techniques, and maintenance practices to ensure optimal water use and system efficiency.


The main objective of the Irrigation and Operational Maintenance course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to design, operate, and maintain irrigation systems efficiently. By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the principles and concepts of irrigation and its importance in agriculture.
  2. Design and plan irrigation systems based on crop water requirements and soil characteristics.
  3. Implement efficient irrigation techniques to optimize water use and minimize losses.
  4. Operate irrigation systems effectively, considering timing, duration, and application methods.
  5. Identify common issues and challenges in irrigation systems and perform troubleshooting.
  6. Conduct routine maintenance and repairs to ensure the proper functioning of irrigation infrastructure.
  7. Promote sustainable water management practices in irrigation operations.
  8. Ensure compliance with safety and environmental standards in irrigation practices.

Organization Benefits:

 Organizations that send their employees or members to participate in the Irrigation and Operational Maintenance course can expect several benefits, including:

  1. Enhanced capacity to design and manage irrigation systems effectively.
  2. Improved water use efficiency and reduced water losses in agricultural operations.
  3. Increased knowledge of best practices and innovative techniques in irrigation.
  4. Strengthened ability to troubleshoot and resolve irrigation system issues.
  5. Improved maintenance practices, leading to increased system lifespan and reduced downtime.
  6. Enhanced understanding of sustainable water management practices in agriculture.
  7. Compliance with safety and environmental standards in irrigation operations.
  8. Increased organizational credibility and expertise in irrigation and water management.

Who Should Attend:

 The Irrigation and Operational Maintenance course is suitable for a wide range of individuals and professionals involved in or interested in irrigation system design, operation, and maintenance, including:

  1. Agricultural extension officers and technicians working in the field of irrigation.
  2. Irrigation system engineers and technicians responsible for system design and installation.
  3. Farm managers and supervisors overseeing irrigation operations.
  4. Government officials and policymakers in agriculture and water resources management.
  5. Researchers and academicians focusing on irrigation and water management.
  6. Professionals from irrigation equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
  7. Representatives from water user associations and irrigation cooperatives.
  8. Development practitioners and project managers in agriculture and rural development.


 5 Days

Course Outline:

The Irrigation and Operational Maintenance course covers a comprehensive range of topics to provide participants with a strong understanding of irrigation system design, operation, and maintenance

  1. Introduction to Irrigation
    • Importance of irrigation in agriculture
    • Types of irrigation systems and their suitability for different conditions
    • Water requirements of crops and soil-water relationships
  2. Irrigation System Design
    • Determining irrigation system requirements based on crop characteristics
    • Estimating water requirements and irrigation scheduling
    • Designing mainlines, sub-mainlines, and lateral lines for efficient water distribution
  3. Irrigation Techniques and Methods
    • Surface irrigation techniques (furrow, border, basin)
    • Sprinkler irrigation techniques (fixed, movable, micro-sprinklers)
    • Drip irrigation techniques and subsurface drip irrigation
  4. Operation and Management of Irrigation Systems
    • Setting up and operating irrigation schedules
    • Monitoring soil moisture and plant water stress
    • Evaluating system performance and making adjustments
  5. Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Irrigation Systems
    • Identifying common problems in irrigation systems
    • Performing maintenance tasks for pumps, valves, and filters
    • Repairing leaks, clogging, and other system issues
  6. Water Management and Efficiency
    • Water conservation strategies in irrigation operations
    • Managing saline and poor-quality water in irrigation
    • Assessing and improving irrigation system efficiency
  7. Safety and Environmental Considerations in Irrigation
    • Ensuring safety in irrigation system operation and maintenance
    • Environmental impacts of irrigation and mitigation measures
    • Compliance with regulatory and legal requirements
  8. Sustainable Irrigation Practices
    • Introduction to sustainable irrigation practices
    • Water-saving techniques and technologies
    • Integration of irrigation with other sustainable agriculture practices


General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031






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