Small-scale irrigation for arid zones
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CTA. 1997. Small-scale irrigation for arid zones. Spore 72. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Small-scale irrigation for arid zones - principles and options by Daniel Hillel 1997 56pp ISBN 92 5 103896 1 The Publications Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, ITALY
Africa is greatly in need of enhanced and more stable agricultural production. Yet efforts to develop the region's irrigation sector have foundered in the past, possibly because the approaches have been inappropriate to the physical and socio-economic conditions. Although large-scale systems, centrally controlled by commercial or government enterprises, may be the quickest way to increase production, irrigation should also be developed on small-scale farms operated by individual farmers or associations of farmers. This publication is an attempt to distil current information on small-scale irrigation methods that might be appropriate, and to offer some ideas on the possible adoption and adaptation of such methods by farmers in the semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Small-scale irrigation for arid zones - principles and options by Daniel Hillel 1997 56pp ISBN 92 5 103896 1 The Publications Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, ITALY