The Nile Basin: tapping the unmet agricultural potential of Nile waters
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Awulachew, Seleshi Bekele; Rebelo, Lisa-Maria; Molden, David. 2010. The Nile Basin: tapping the unmet agricultural potential of Nile waters. Water International, 35(5):623-654. (Special Issue on "Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins, Part 1" with contributions by IWMI authors). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2010.513091
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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.