The Nile Basin: tapping the unmet agricultural potential of Nile waters
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Awulachew, Seleshi Bekele; Rebelo, Lisa-Maria; Molden, David. 2012. The Nile Basin: tapping the unmet agricultural potential of Nile waters. In Fisher, M.; Cook, Simon (Eds.). Water, food and poverty in river basins: defining the limits. London, UK: Routledge. pp.160-191.
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This paper provides an overview of poverty levels, hydrology, agricultural production systems and water productivity in the Nile Basin. There are opportunities to manage water better in the basin for use in agriculture to improve food security, livelihoods and economic growth by taking into account not only the water in the river, but also by improving management of the rain water. Crops, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture have long been important in the Nile but do not feature in the water discourse.
In Fisher, M.; Cook, Simon (Eds.). Water, food and poverty in river basins: defining the limits. London, UK: Routledge
SubjectsRIVER BASINS; WATER MANAGEMENT; RAIN WATER MANAGEMENT; AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION; SOCIAL ASPECTS; LIVING CONDITIONS; POVERTY; WATER AVAILABILITY; WATER PRODUCTIVITY; WATER ACCOUNTING; LAKES; WETLANDS; FOOD SECURITY; ECONOMIC GROWTH; CROP PRODUCTION; LIVESTOCK; FISHERIES; FLOW DISCHARGE; HIGHLANDS; ECOSYSTEMS; IRRIGATION;
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