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Irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa

Irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa

the development of public and private systems

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.
    • Subjects:
    • Irrigation -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Irrigation farming -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statement[edited by] Shawki Barghouti and Guy Le Moigne.
      SeriesWorld Bank technical paper,, no. 123
      ContributionsBarghouti, Shawki M., Le Moigne, Guy J.-M., 1932-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC919.S73 I77 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 99 p. :
      Number of Pages99
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1876048M
      ISBN 100821315544
      LC Control Number90036097

      " Irrigation and Drainage /(ISSN) /ird Mathias Fru Fonteh "Guidelines for sustainable irrigation system design and management in sub-Saharan Africa. International commitment to funding African Irrigation is rising as a response to increased food prices and continuing low productivity of agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa. This research project, funded by ESRC – DFID, has brought together a team of social science researchers and irrigation scientists from the UK, Europe and Africa.

      Like in many parts of the world, water resources in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have been pivotal for human survival, economic growth, social development, and practicing certain religion and cultural ethos. However, in spite of the intrinsic values of water, its use and management in sub-Saharan Africa has not been without : Paulos Chanie. In Sub-Saharan Africa, rainfall is highly variable and, in many places, plainly insufficient. Drought is common. Although irrigation has the potential to boost agricultural yields by at least 50 percent, food production in the region is almost entirely rain-fed. The irrigated area, extending over 6 million hectares,File Size: KB.

      Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by highly variable rainfall, frequent drought and low water productivity. There is an urgent need, heightened by climate change, for appropriate technologies to address this problem through managing and increasing the Format: Paperback.   STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sub-Saharan Africa is seeing a surge of interest in irrigation among small-scale farmers as climate change brings .


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Irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF EPUB FB2

Although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost agricultural productivities by at least 50 percent, food production on the continent is almost entirely rainfed. The area equipped for irrigation, currently slightly more than 13 million hectares, makes up just 6 percent of the total cultivated area.

Unlike Sub-Saharan Africa—where only 4 percent of the land is irrigated—28 percent of northern Africa’s cultivated land is irrigated. In some cases, however, northern Africa has over-used its scarce resources.

Extensive and sometimes unsustainable irrigation practices have become constraints to economic development. Abstract In Sub-Saharan Africa, rainfall is highly variable and, in many places, plainly in sufficient.

Although irrigation has the potential to boost agricultural yields by at least 50 percent, food production in the region is almost entirely rain-fed. irrigation system and as well between other stakeholders concerning the water.

Irrigated lands are up to times more productive compared to rain-fed agriculture. They are important element in the agriculture sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, and have been favoured by. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), by contrast, only 4% of agricultural land is Irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa book.

Although an estimated 40 million ha are suitable for irrigation, only million ha are actually irrigated, and the vast majority of this irrigated land is concentrated in just four countries: Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan (Fig.

2).SSA is the only region in the world where per-capita production Cited by: Add tags for "Irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: the development of public and private systems". Be the first. Irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: the development of public and private systems (English) Abstract.

The seven papers which make up this report have been prepared in an attempt to provide background information and guidance to those who are designing agricultural strategies and irrigation investment projects for sub - Saharan African (SSA) by: Sub-Saharan Africa has a wide variety of climate zones or biomes.

South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in particular are considered Megadiverse has a dry winter season and a wet summer season. The Sahel extends across all of Africa at a latitude of about 10° to 15° N.

Countries that include parts of the Sahara Desert proper in their northern territories and. One explanation for this is that surprisingly little attention has been paid to irrigation in Sub-Saharan African since the revival of interest in agricultural development signalled by the Maputo declaration of [2] Public investment in much of Africa has focused instead on improving seeds and encouraging farmers to use more fertilisers.

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from greater levels of water stress than many other regions in the world. Experts say wise economic development focused on. Irrigation in Africa, south of the Sahara. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

ISBN: irrigation in Africa covers nearly 16% of the area of the sub-Saharan Africa, has a mean annual discharge of km3 which accounts for 55% of the mean annual discharge for that region. An additional seven rivers (Niger - mean annual discharge km3, Ogooue - km3, Zambezi. Africa has experienced increasing dependency on food imports that its countries cannot afford.

Yet an estimatedhectares of arable land in Africa remains uncultivated. It is land that could become productive through small-scale irrigation using basic technology to draw on small-water resources, such as tube wells, and dambos.

Book Group Author: Abstract: Agricultural water scarcity in the predominantly rainfed agricultural system of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is more related to the variability of rainfall and excessive non-productive losses, than the total annual precipitation in the growing season.

New FAO publication aims to bring small-scale irrigation to farmers in sub-Saharan Africa Irrigation is a key tool for agricultural intensification. Although only 16 percent of the world's fields are irrigated, they yield 36 percent of global harvests.

The book brings together good country data, excellent analyses and solid understanding of local contexts.’ Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana ‘This book masterfully combines macroeconomic, microeconomic, and case study approaches in analyzing the complex relationship between growth and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

Food Sec. () – DOI /s BOOK REVIEW. Book Reviews: Climate Change and Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa D. Ingram. Buy Irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Development of Public and Private Systems (World Bank Technical Paper) on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders Irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Development of Public and Private Systems (World Bank Technical Paper): Shawki Barghouti, Guy Le Moigne: : BooksCited by: irrigation, livestock and industry, there is a pressing need to consolidate existing knowledge.

This book is the culmination of extensive surveys of the literature across 15 Sub-Saharan Africa nations that has resulted in country-level reports that have compiled data,Cited by: Groundwater Irrigation for Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa – A Review Karen G.

Villholth Principal Researcher IWMI International Water Management Institute Pretoria, South Africa ICID Innovate to Improve Irrigation Performance, Montpellier, France, Oct.

File Size: 8MB. Irrigation P rojects: A Comparison of Sub-Saharan Africa and Other Developing R egions RESEARCH REPOTR International Water Management Institute SM IWMI isaFuture Harvest Center supportedby the CGIAR Postal Address P O Box Colombo Sri Lanka LocationSunil Mawatha Pelawatta Battaramulla Sri Lanka Telephone + Fax +Since irrigation is well developed in North Africa and a large part of the available irrigable land there is already under irrigation, this report focuses mostly on Sub-Saharan Africa.

3. Current Situation and trends in Irrigation sector Agricultural production has increased slowly File Size: 1MB.Filed under: Arid regions agriculture -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Research -- Congresses Research and Training for Management of Arid Lands: With Special Reference to Anglophone Africa and the University of Khartoum, ed.

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