Axial flow pumps differ from centrifugal pumps in that they are more fuel efficient â€“ they deliver considerably more water per unit of fuel consumed â€“ for water lifted less than 3 meters in height. Axial flow pumps are therefore ideal to irrigate dry season crops with surface water from rivers, canals, and creeks as are common in Bangladeshâ€™s delta. Farmers can run these pumps using commonly available engines like those found on two wheel tractors. This short video shows how irrigation service providers can make money by providing fuel-efficient irrigation to farmers. In 2013, USAID established the CSISA-Mechanization and Irrigation (CSISA-MI) project, a new CSISA initiative to accelerate CSISAâ€™s impact in Bangladesh by increasing farmersâ€™ access to scale-appropriate agricultural machinery and surface water irrigation equipment. Led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in partnership with International Development Enterprises (iDE), CSISA-MI supports the use of axial flow pumps and focuses on getting the right technology for efficient farming into local markets. Video production was supported by USAID through the CSISA-MI. The contents and opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect views of USAID or the United States Government.