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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...


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 - 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....


Africa's Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation

Overview & Full Report - 2010

The Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD) is a comprehensive knowledge program commissioned by the ICA to improve understanding of Africa's infrastructure situation. The AICD assists policymakers in setting priorities for current...


Niger Basin Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Project—PID

Report - 2007

The Niger River provides the economic mainstay for its nine riparian countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria. It is  Africa’s third longest river (4,200 km) with a basin area...


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