Effectiveness, Safety, and Sustainability of a Hand Water Pump Among Women Vegetable Farmers in the Gambia

JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, pp. 394-407, 2011.

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Women vegetable farmers (n = 48) in West Africa engaged in timed trials with a hand water pump and traditional water lifting methods. Use of the water pump increased the mean time required to lift water by 14% (p 0.01), compared to traditional lifting. Average and maximum heart rates increased by 7% and 6%, respectively (each p 0.01), com...More

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