irrigationIrrigation has played an important role in agricultural modernisation around the world. In Africa, however, agricultural production has increased very slowly over the last fifty years, barely keeping pace with population growth. After a period of relative neglect, the international community is showing renewed interest in African irrigation as a means to tackle food insecurity, increasing water scarcity and climate change. This research theme aims to learn from past experiences in order to chart plausible pathways for future development.

Pathways for irrigation development in Africa

irrigationA new working paper and summary reviews the policies and practices around irrigation in Africa, through case studies from three countries.

Pathways for irrigation development in Africa – insights from Ethiopia, Morocco and Mozambique
by Naomi Oates, Guy Jobbins, Beatrice Mosello and John Arnold

Working Paper 119
The full text of the working paper

Summary of Working Paper 119
A summary with key findings, recommendations and highlights from 3 countries

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