Prospects for small-scale irrigation development in the Sahel

by Jon R. Moris

Publisher: Utah State University, Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering in Logan, Utah

Written in English
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Statementprepared by Jon Moris, Derrick J. Thom and Ray Norman.
SeriesWMS report -- 26
ContributionsThom, Derrick J., Ray, Norman., Water Management Synthesis Project., United States. Agency for International Development
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 160 p. :
Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL22275837M

The second to fifth chapters contain a regional diagnostic that looks at the role of agricultural water management in sub-Saharan Africa, examines the contribution that investment projects have made, reviews the changing institutional context, and assesses the potential for further development. • Irrigation development should be based on sustainable use of sources which are themselves resilient to climate variability, and schemes need to be proofed against weather-related hazards. Equitable mechanisms for water distribution and benefit sharing are critical. Introduction Small-scale irrigation is a policy priority in Ethiopia for rural. small-scale irrigation. The types of financial products that can be used in sup-porting small-scale irrigation include short-term working capital loans, short- and medium-term investment loans, micro-leasing, and savings. Lenders who are investing in small-scale irrigation may also be interested in insurance. The small-scale irrigation schemes are understood to include traditional and modern communal schemes up to ha (MoWR ). However, ‘traditional’ spate irrigation and even some modern irrigation schemes are also being managed by smallholders as part of small-scale irrigation schemes, whereas the area is quite larger than indicated above.

The cultivated area in Nigeria that adopts irrigation techniques can therefore expand rapidly, if the constraints to private irrigation are addressed to help meet farmers' demand for small-scale. FOOD PRODUCTION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT NO. R CHECKLIST TO ASSIST PREPARATION OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA MARCH This document is an output funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID. This study was conducted at Boloso Sore district of Southern Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to identify determinants of Small-scale irrigation use. A total of farmers were randomly selected and interviewed by using semi-structured questionnaire. To collect the required data several methods like interview schedule, focus group discussions and key informant interviews were Petros Woldemariam, Yishak Gecho. Applied Geography (), //, Small-scale irrigation initiatives in Nigeria: the problems of equity and sustainability Kevin Kimmage Department of Geography, University a/Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 SEN, UK Abstract Because of the repeated under-performance of large-scale irrigation over the last years it is now widely perceived as having failed to reduce food deficits Cited by:

cane and cotton. Rather, attention is concentrated on the development of irrigation for such food crops as fruit, grain, legume and vegetable crops (including root crops) that can be grown in water-scarce semi-arid or arid areas. It is in such areas of sub-Saharan Africa that small-scale, low-volume, low-. Mar 29,  · Irrigation potential in Ethiopia 22 Reaching irrigation’s development potential 28 2. Challenges to developing irrigation in Ethiopia 30 Gap in plans versus delivery of irrigation projects 30 Low performance of existing schemes 32 Constraints on scale-up 34 Irrigation development sustainability 35 Summary 36 3. The Impact of Small Scale Irrigation Projects on Food Security: The case of Inkosikazi Irrigation Project, instituted by World Vision in Wards 4 and 5, in the Bubi District, Zimbabwe. by MAJORITY MTONGA Submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of. MASTER OF ARTS. In the subject. DEVELOPMENT STUDIES. at the. Published as FARA Research Report Volume 2 No: 13 () The full report can be found here. Abstract The economy of Mali is based essentially on agriculture (agriculture, livestock, fishery and forestry) with a contribution of about 36 % to the national gross product (NGP) and 40% to export earnings. Agriculture employs 80% of the Continue reading Small Scale Irrigation in Mali.

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Prospects for small-scale irrigation development in the Sahel. USAID;WMS Prospects for small-scale irrigation development in the Sahel book 26, Utah State University, Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering Dept., Logan, Utah, USA.

Google ScholarCited by: Ethiopia - Small-scale Irrigation and Conservation Project (English) Abstract. The Small-Scale Irrigation and Soil Conservation Project addresses the problems that have been caused by the severe and recurring drought and increasing desertification. The objectives of this project are twofold.

First, small-scale irrigation schemes. Aug 10,  · As a result, small-scale operations, which are part of participatory integrated rural development (PIRD), have become mainstream in the implementation of irrigation development in SSA. A small-scale irrigation development (SSID) was considered capable of attracting initial investment, required shorter construction periods, was comparatively Cited by: a special study for continuance of the Small Scale Irrigation Management Project I (SSIMP-I) was conducted and sub-projects of high priority were selected.

It was considered highly important to actively support irrigation development in Eastern Indonesia through the implementation of the second phase of the project. Objectives. Improving small-scale irrigation performance in Ethiopia through on the job training of extension officers: Experience of the APPIA project.

Introduction The APPIA project is funded by the French government and implemented by IWMI. APPIA is a French Acronym meaning “Improving Irrigation Performance in Africa”.

This project aims to. In the World Bank reviewed the Irrigation sub-sector in Ghana and recommended that some changes should be introduced in order to promote sustainable development of Ghana's irrigation potential.

Ghana - Small Scale Irrigation Development Project - Project Completion Report (PCR) | African Development Bank - Building today, a better Africa.

Mar 01,  · Club du Sahel a: Development of irrigated agriculture in Niger. Chub de Sahel/CILSS. Hekstra, P. Prospects for small scale irrigation development in east Africa (An inventory made in Burundi, Kenya J., Thom, D.J. and Norman, R. Prospects for small scale irrigation development in the Sahel.

Water Management Synthesis II Cited by: A critical review of recent studies on irrigation systems and developments in Ethiopia was conducted from the historical point of view up to the present and the future. The project supported the completion of the small-scale irrigation programme initiated under the European Union Food Facility project.

The installation of a sprinkler irrigation system in Tseazega village (25 hectares), and drip irrigation systems in Azayihe village ( hectares) and Onaforo village (31 hectares) respectively was completed. Small-scale irrigation for food security in sub-Saharan Africa 2 However before this can be realised, substantial land and water development will have to take place.

Why small-scale. Except for a few countries in northern Africa, Madagascar and South Africa, the potential for irrigation development has not been effectively tapped in Africa. Irrigation Development Program (IDP) to put an additionalha under irrigation, an increase of per cent of currently irrigated farmlands, within its year plan period of Goals The central role of irrigated agriculture within the context of poverty reduction is well understood in Ethiopia.

Extreme poverty and hunger push. Irrigation farming is one of the most important rural development investments that can have both direct and indirect impacts on poverty and food security. Small-scale irrigation is said to be the dominant contributor to the total irrigated areas.

Despite the contribution of small scale irrigation systems in enhancing rural agricultural. Land L\f Pulicv 1W4 11 (4) 25I-2M Small-scale irrigation in developing countries Beryl Turner This paper introduces the issue of small-scale irrigation in the context of current international concern over th-i sustainability of development.

It pro- vides a background for Cited by: making a large irrigation scheme work a case study from mali directions in development Dec 06, Posted By Enid Blyton Media Publishing TEXT ID b Online PDF Ebook Epub Library locked country with 70 of its population being rural and agricultural cotton is the dominant cash crop accounting for over 80 of export revenues rain fed cereals mainly.

This paper examines the problems of and prospects for small-scale irrigation (SSI) development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first part discusses the role of SSI; it reviews the major features, outlines experiences in both small- and large-scale irrigation, and indicates areas for action by governments and national and international support by: are also engaged in rain-fed subsistence farming with limited development support.

In pursuance of its policy of food security, reducing poverty and increasing household income, GRZ in sought the Bank Group assistance to finance three projects in the agricultural sectors including small-scale irrigation development project.

Purpose of. Small Scale Irrigation Management Project (3) (WUAs)3, socioeconomic studies as a base for future irrigation development and feasibility studies for succeeding projects and other elements to maximize the project small-scale dredging were implemented in this third phase.

Jul 30,  · The Case for Distributed Irrigation. Between and26 SSA countries experienced at least 6 droughts, and 14 of them experienced at least 10 droughts, precipitating food crises that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths over the period (6, 7).Such famines continue to occur against a backdrop of widespread chronic malnutrition—in the forms of calorie, protein, and Cited by: Publicly-financed irrigation and drainage investment projects have too often performed poorly.

In some cases, shortcomings were because planners gave inadequate consideration to institutional constraints or to the practical problems of implementation, or because there was insufficient commitment by governments or users to the developments proposed. But, it is only in the s that small scale irrigation got recognition by the then government.

Nonetheless, currently, investment in small scale irrigation has been identified as a key poverty reduction strategy. To this end, it may be important to review the existing irrigation schemes and the major challenges associated with them, among others.

Irrigation development involves various stakeholders. Stakeholders not only those who initiate, implement and benefit from irrigation schemes, but also those who are directly or indirectly affected by such schemes. Nevertheless, the most essential stakeholder is the farmer, who, if not properly integrated in the scheme development.

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics FAO Development Series 2.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Smallholder Irrigation Technology: Prospects for sub-Saharan Africa. Food and Agriculture Organization of the.

2: Supporting the development of small scale irrigation in the Sahel – Aligning the national strategies for investments in water control with the regional policies – To review the PRADPIS Programme ( in order to incorporate the small-scale irrigation priority and advocate for funding.

However, Mali possesses large water reserves and these can be used to expand irrigated agriculture. The main focus here is on ‘small-scale irrigation’, which uses simple irrigation systems that can be produced locally.

In this way, agricultural production can be further expanded to increase incomes and improve the nutrition situation. Feb 15,  · The SMALL-SCALE AND MICRO IRRIGATION SUPPORT (SMIS) PROJECT was developed to support GOE with the implementation of this strategy and is funded jointly by the Governments of the Netherlands and Canada.

“Irrigated agriculture is a core development objective”. Aug 08,  · Small-scale Irrigation Boosts Incomes and Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa For millions of poor farm families in sub-Saharan Africa, access to water makes the difference between hunger and a full belly, between a well-nourished child and one stunted by malnutrition, and between a productive livelihood and one mired in poverty.

government’s attention to the development of small scale irrigation schemes was in a bid to meet its objectives towards decentralizing irrigation schemes mainly in rural areas for empowerment. However, despite these efforts, Panganai small scale irrigation scheme remained undermined.

Small Scale Irrigation DevelopmentAuthor: Tesfaw M. Sep 17,  · SENEGAL: Small-Scale Irrigation: Key to Rural Development. It also allowed the development of off-season horticulture, rice cultivation and vegetable gardening. Communities in target villages of Fatick, Tambacounda and Kolda Kédougou also.

This paper aims to explore factors behind the development of small-scale irrigation in Zambia by tracing the experience of irrigation development among small-scale farmers in a village in central Zambia.

The paper also seeks to contribute to a deeper understanding of the environmental implications of. Community-Based Irrigation Management in Laos W.R.

Iresons IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT IN THE LAO PDR ACRICUL~ OEYELOPMENT HAS been a priority for the Lao government since the establishment of the Lao PDR in and irrigation has been given an important role in this anwalt-sbg.comr, priorities for irrigation development have changed during the intervening fourteen .The development of small-scale irrigation system will not only improve the performance of the agriculture sector in terms of food production but also allow the participation of private sectors in.AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA 9 erty and inequalities.

Consequently, achieving agricultural devel - opment is a necessary condition for reducing food insecurity, but.