Agricultural Water Management

Water-Speading Wiers for the Development of Degraded Dry River Valleys - Experience from the Sahel

Report - 2012

The present study is an outcome of a joint KfW and GIZ initiative that has been implemented on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development /(BMZ). Its purpose is to describe the new approach involving the...


African Infrastructure Intelligence Report

Report - 2011

The ICA has partnered with leading financial information group PEI to produce the African Infrastructure Intelligence Report. The report provides an objective and substantive overview of Africa's infrastructure needs, giving those engaged in...


The Zambezi River Basin A Multi-Sector Investment Opportunities Analysis

Report - 2010

The Zambezi River Basin (ZRB) is one of the most diverse and valuable natural resources in Africa. Its waters are critical to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in the region. In addition to meeting the basic needs...


Effective Agricultural Water Management

Briefing Note - 2010

In many countries the shortage of freshwater re-sources is becoming a critical obstacle to economic development. An important aspect of this is the very high water consumption in agriculture compared to other sectors. The Briefing Note ‘Water...


Water Scarcity and Agriculture

Briefing Note - 2010

The world's population trebled in the course of the twentieth century. Freshwater use increased sixfold in the same period. For many regions this has raised a problem that is coming to be seen as one of the major challenges for the future of...


Water - Saving Irrigation

Briefing Note - 2010

In the 21st century, an increasing number of countries will have to cope with severe water scarcity. It is gen-erally agreed that this water crisis can be attributed to high levels of water use in agriculture, especially in irrigated agriculture....


Irrigation Investment Needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Report - 2008

This study is part of the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD), a project designed to expand the world’s knowledge of physical infrastructure in Africa. AICD will provide a baseline against which future improvements in...