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dc.contributor.authorYou, Liangzhi
dc.contributor.authorXie, H.
dc.contributor.authorWood-Sichra, U.
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Z.
dc.contributor.authorWang, L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-02T07:43:57Z
dc.date.available2015-10-02T07:43:57Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationYou, L., Xie, H., Wood-Sichra, U., Guo, Z. and Wang, L. 2014. Irrigation potential and investment return in Kenya. Food Policy 47:34-45.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/68420
dc.description.abstractThe potential for irrigation investments in Kenya is highly dependent upon geographical, agronomic and economic factors that need to be taken into account when assessing the long-term viability and sustainability of planned projects. This study analyzed large dam-based and small-scale irrigation potential and investment needs for Kenya based on agronomic, hydrological, and economic factors. The analysis of small-scale irrigation expansion shows that the potential for investment in small-scale projects in Kenya ranges from 54,000 ha to 241,000 hectares, with an internal rate of return from 17% to 32%. For the dam-based investment analysis, under low-cost assumption, 58 dams of 73 are profitable (IRR > 0). At high cost level, the number is 52. If we raise the IRR cutoff value to 12%, 32 dams are economically feasible. We showed that there is considerable scope for the expansion of both dam-based and small-scale irrigation in Kenya, and we also provided a strategic prioritization for investments in irrigation schemes and projects.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.sourceFood Policyen_US
dc.subjectIRRIGATION POTENTIALen_US
dc.subjectLARGE-SCALE IRRIGATIONen_US
dc.subjectSMALL-SCALE IRRIGATIONen_US
dc.subjectINTERNAL RATE OF RETURN (IRR)en_US
dc.titleIrrigation potential and investment return in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.wleIRRIGATIONen_US
cg.subject.wleWATERen_US
cg.subject.wleINVESTMENTen_US
cg.identifier.statusLimited Accessen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationHuazhong Agricultural University
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Food Policy Research Institute
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919214000712?np=yen_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2014.04.006en_US
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.contributor.crpWater, Land and Ecosystems
cg.identifier.wlethemeManaging Resource Variability and Competing Use


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