The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Irrigation

Open Access Special Issue on The productivity and profitability of small scale communal irrigation systems in South-eastern Africa

An open access special issue on The productivity and profitability of small scale communal irrigation systems in South-eastern Africa has been published in the International Journal of Water Resources Development. These 11 articles on small scale irrigation include: an exploration of the profitability and productivity barriers and opportunities; case studies from each of the three countries; an overview of extension use; income inequality; a soil water and solute learning system; the theory and application of Agricultural Innovation Platforms; policy barriers and opportunities for enhanced productivity; and an overview article on findings on productivity and profitability.

The research finds that if irrigation systems are to successfully secure food supplies under a changing climate, donors must invest in better scheme management rather than only investing in infrastructure. You can access the full volume or individual articles by visiting http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cijw20/33/5. Read More...
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