Improving the Performance of Irrigation in Africa 2004

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2004
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The need to improve the performance of irrigation in Africa is now more imperative than ever before, as 84% of available potential still remains unexploited. Improving irrigation performance will not only enhance food security for a growing population but will also increase incomes for the irrigating households. The need to conduct agriculture as an enterprise is increasingly becoming vital and urgent. These will in tum have knock-on effects on other sectors of the economy. In order to realise these noble goals, it is critical to first of all know what is ailing the existing irrigation schemes countrywide. Such knowledge will be invaluable in designing and executing the necessary interventions. The Report is divided into four chapters. Chapter One forms the Introduction; Chapter Two outlines the data collection methodology; Chapter Three report on the survey findings and Chapter Four presents the proposed interventions. Annex 1 contains the scheme profiles.
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