Irrigation and water use efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Greater use of Sub-Saharan Africa’s ample water resources would ...
Greater use of Sub-Saharan Africa’s ample water resources would
substantially boost the production of food and export crops.
As climate change threatens the livelihoods of farmers dependent
on rain-fed agriculture, efficient irrigation is needed more than
ever. Yet past schemes have failed due to poor planning, patchy
consultation and insufficient maintenance. This briefing critically
examines irrigation efforts since the 1960s and identifies factors
which can determine success or failure.
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