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Africa : farmer-led irrigation schemes could transform food security in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia

As food prices escalate globally due to the failed monsoon season in Asia and the "super drought" in the US, a new study finds that smallscale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers from food insecurity and climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.[authors abstract]

TitleAfrica : farmer-led irrigation schemes could transform food security in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsInternational Water Management Institute -Battaramulla, LK, IWMI
Editionprepublication
Paginationp. 23 - 25; 1 box; 5 photographs
Date Published2012-12-01
PublisherResearch Information Ltd
Place PublishedBurnham - UK
Keywordsagriculture, food industry, irrigation, water use
Abstract

As food prices escalate globally due to the failed monsoon season in Asia and the "super drought" in the US, a new study finds that smallscale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers from food insecurity and climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.[authors abstract]

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