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Table 3 Estimated cost of the ponds

From: Economic analysis and food security contribution of supplemental irrigation and farm ponds: evidence from northern Burkina Faso

Item Pond 1: bottom and walls not waterproofed Pond 2: bottom waterproofed with clay and cemented walls Pond 3: Tarpaulin bottom and cemented walls Pond 4: Tarpaulin waterproofed bottom and walls
Quantity Unit price Amount (FCFA) Quantity Unit price Amount (FCFA) Quantity Unit price Amount (FCFA) Quantity Unit price Amount (FCFA)
Crowbar 5 8000 40,000 5 8000 40,000 5 8000 40,000 5 8000 40,000
Pickaxe 5 2000 10,000 5 2000 10,000 5 2000 10,000 5 2000 10,000
Shovel 5 1500 7500 5 1500 7500 5 1500 7500 5 1500 7500
Wheelbarrow 3 20,000 60,000 3 20,000 60,000 3 20,000 60,000 3 20,000 60,000
Gloves (price per pair) 15 1500 22,500 15 1500 22,500 15 1500 22,500 15 1500 22,500
Annual equipment maintenance   Flat rate 25,000   Flat rate 25,000   Flat rate 25,000   Flat rate 25,000
Reinforcement of wheelbarrows   Flat rate 7500   Flat rate 7500   Flat rate 7,500   Flat rate 7500
Cost of construction material    172,500    172,500    172,500    172,500
Excavation (m3)   1000 283,000   1000 283,000   1000 283,000   1000 283,000
Talutage    9000    9000    9000    9000
Rubble transport   Flat rate 120,000   Flat rate 120,000   Flat rate 120,000   Flat rate 120,000
Cost of gravel transport   Flat rate 60,000   Flat rate 60,000   Flat rate 60,000   Flat rate 60,000
Clay transport    0    30,000    0    0
Cost of labor   Flat rate 0   Flat rate 25,000   Flat rate 50,000   Flat rate 0
Stabilization   Flat rate 10,000   Flat rate 15,000   Flat rate 30,000   Flat rate 9000
Construction cost of the pond (+ cost of equipment)    654,500    714,500    724,500    653,500
Wire mesh   Flat rate 100,000   Flat rate 100,000   Flat rate 100,000   Flat rate 100,000
Transport of the mesh to the site   0 10,000   0 10,000   0 10,000   0 10,000
Labor needed to install wire mesh   Flat rate 20,400   Flat rate 20,400   Flat rate 20,400   Flat rate 20,400
Total cost   Flat rate 130,400    130,400    130,400    130,400
Tarpaulin 0 0 0   0 0 175 4000 700,000 350 4000 1,400,000
Cement 0 6500 0 24 6500 78,000 24 6500 156,000 0 6500 0
Cost of waterproofing    0    78,000    856,000    1,400,000
Total cost of pond    784,900    922,900    1,710,900    2,183,900
Opportunity cost of 1 ha of land   Flat rate 8000   200,000 8000   200,000 8000   200,000 8000
Annual pond maintenance   Flat rate 10,000    10,000   Flat rate 10,000   Flat rate 10,000
Total cost of acquiring the pond + opportunity cost of 1 ha of land    792,900    930,900    1,718,900    2,191,900
Total cost of construction acquisition + opportunity cost of 1 ha of land + maintenance    802,900    940,900    1,728,900    2,201,900