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Joint Ventures and Livelihoods in Emerging Small-scale Irrigation Schemes in Greater Sekhukhune District: Perspectives from Hereford

"The research was primarily concerned with the impact of BEE, articulated through joint ventures, on the ‘livelihoods’ of people living in emerging small-scale irrigation schemes in some of the least affluent rural areas within the municipality. T…

Irrigation, Sécurité Alimentaire et Pauvrété Leçons Tirées de Trois grands Barrages en Afrique de l’Ouest / Irrigation, Food Security and Poverty: Lessons Learned from Three Large Dams in West Africa

This report presents field data from three large irrigation schemes in Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso, which can help policymakers understand the project results and optimize public investment, both for the taxpayer and for the farmers themselves. I…

Farming Styles, Livelihoods and Social Differentiation of Smallholder Farmers: Insights from New Forest Irrigation Scheme in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa

This article focuses on the socio-economic differentiation of smallholder farmers in New Forest Irrigation Scheme. Smallholder irrigation schemes are seen as a way of alleviating poverty and contributing to economic growth. Although smallholders are…

Impact of Irrigation on Food Security and Nutrition Outcomes among Rice Farmers in Benin

Investing in irrigation development has been a priority of agricultural policy in Benin since 1960. This has resulted in the development of several irrigation schemes in the country. This study aims to assess the impact of irrigation on food securit…

A Situational Analysis Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Irrigation Scheme Communities in Gweru and Mberengwa of the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe

Within a period of less than 10 days, Statutory Instrument 77 of 2020 had thrown into disarray plans and operations that most irrigation communities had in place. In such a short space of time the normal lives were impacted upon by factors beyond co…

Cost Benefit Analysis of Stimulating Farmer Uptake of Irrigation in Malawi

Creating wealth through agriculture has been a long-running development goal in Malawi. Within the country, irrigation is viewed as a valuable opportunity and has increased substantially for smallholder farmers, quadrupling from 15,988 ha in 2011 to…

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