Spec Sheets

Solar Water Pumping Introduction

Solar pumping introduction from Conergy [.pdf]

Solar Market Garden Overview

Introduction to solar-powered drip irrigation, with specs and photos from Benin [.pdf]

Pump and Panel Spec Sheets

Spec sheets from Conergy and Grundfos [.zip]

General Design Information

Total Dynamic Head and Pipe Sizing (from Conergy) [.pdf]

Weather Data

Benin Weather Station Data

NCDC Global Summary of the Day (GSOD) database [redirect]

NDVI Data

MODIS/NDVI website: Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for West Africa [redirect]

Evapotranspiration Calculations

Plots showing solar radiation, estimated ET and water needs in Kalale; R-code to calculate ET [.zip]

Economic Data

Cost Recovery Models

Several different models for the Solar Market Garden [.pdf]

Diesel Comparison

Updated diesel v. solar pump comparison [.pdf]

Food Security Data

National Yield Data

FAO AgroMaps page [redirect]

FAO Nutrition Profile

2003 Benin national nutrition profile (French) [.pdf]

Water Use

FAO Benin national water use summary [.pdf]

FAO Aquaculture Data

FAO Benin aquaculture site (French) [redirect]

Earthtrends Country Profile

World Resources Institute Earthtrends country profile for Benin [.pdf]

Earthtrends Agriculture Profile

World Resources Institute Earthtrends agriculture profile for Benin [.pdf]

Benin Demographics

Census Population Summary

Population data by department and commune [.pdf]

Department of Statistics Report

2004 Report (French) [.pdf]

Department Data

Area, population, and poverty indicators by department [.xls]

WDI Indicators

World Development Indicators for Benin (2000s) [.xls]

Public Goods Data

Household public goods data for Benin by department and commune [.xls]

Political Data

National Elections Data

1991, 1995, 1996, and 2001 Presidential and Parliamentary elections data [.zip]

Other Survey Data

Benin 1998 Small Farmer Survey

IFPRI website where data may be requested [redirect]

Benin Demographic and Health Survey 1996

MeasureDHS website where data may be downloaded for research purposes with registration [redirect]

Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2001

MeasureDHS website where data may be downloaded for research purposes with registration [redirect]

Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2006 (preliminary)

MeasureDHS website where data may be downloaded for research purposes with registration [redirect]

Project Data

Kalale Demographics

Commune-level demographic data, some from census, some collected in the field (see notes) [.xls]

Project Baseline Survey

Household Survey conducted in November 2007 (Stata data, codebook, survey summary) [.zip]

Yield and Sales Data

Field data, updated monthly [.xls]

Market Monitoring Data

Several sets of Market Monitoring Data, updated every few months [.xls]

Pump performance and Water Use

Field data, updated monthly [.xls]