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Advances in farmer-led irrigation development in Africa

Code: 9781801465816
Phil Woodhouse, University of Manchester, UK

Chapter synopsis:

This chapter reviews the emergence of the concept of 'farmer-led irrigation development' in the context of sub-Saharan Africa. It outlines a context in which formal irrigation in the region is considered to have under-performed, with consequent concern over lagging agricultural productivity and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Against this backdrop, there has been a growing recognition of investment in irrigation by small-scale farmers, motivated by opportunities to sell high value vegetables and rice to growing urban populations. The chapter reviews the literature on the phenomenon, briefly presents data from a case study and outlines key challenges and areas of future research.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2023.0123.14

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Table of contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Key issues and challenges of farmer-led irrigation development
  • 3 Case studies of farmer-led irrigation development in Tanzania and Mozambique
  • 4 Conclusion
  • 5 Future trends in research
  • 6 Where to look for further information
  • 7 References

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