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IDEI has designed an irrigation solution that is both easy to use and versatile. The portable KB Treadle Pump utilizes parts made of bamboo and plastic tubing and is activated by foot pedals. The simple design allows farmers to take advantage of new water sources, and increase their annual crop yield. Its output is in the range of 4000-4500 litres/hour with a lift of 4-7 m.