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dc.contributor.authorFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.‏ United Nations Development Programme
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:11:16Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:11:16Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier1963
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66543
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dc.description.abstractThe current strong interest in irrigation in Africa arises from the growing incapacity of much of the continent to feed itself. Food production, predominantly under rain fed conditions, has risen at the rate of only 1.4% p.a. in the period 1970 to 1980, less then half the rate of population growth which is estimated at 3.0% p.a. Recurrent droughts have accelerated the rising trend of cereal imports which amounted to 28 million tons in 1984. This article will explore using irrigation through intensification and stabilization of production as a food solution.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRome, Italy: FAO
dc.relation.ispartofAfrican agriculture: The Next 25 Years
dc.subjectRainfed agriculture
dc.subjectFood security
dc.subjectDrought
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectIrrigation
dc.subjectIntensification
dc.subjectPopulation growth
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale
dc.titleAnnex IV: Irrigation and water control
dc.typeAbstract
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen_US
dc.description.notesAvailable in SANREM office, FS
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