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Axial flow pumps are suitable for low elevation lifts of water and have been in use in Thailand and Vietnam for decades. They are ideal for bringing irrigation water to fields, and have the added benefit of being more fuel efficient in terms of the amount of fuel consumed relative to the volume of water delivered when lifting water up to 3 meters in height from rivers, canals or ponds. They are also widely used in fisheries and for draining water from fields. However, the 'axial flow pump' boom never reached other deltaic countries like Bangladesh, where they could have similar benefits for the millions of farming families who are progressively more interested in growing profitable and irrigated dry season crops. This entertaining film shows the ways in which these pumps can be used for irrigation in Bangladesh. This video was developed for International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh - Mechanization and Irrigation (CSISA-MI) project in partnership with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute. This video was made possible through support provided by the Bangladesh Mission and the Feed the Future program of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Agency for International Development.