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    Senegal: Irrigation Market Brief 2016
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    Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. Achieving Africa’s agricultural growth potential will require a significant increase in historically low levels of productivity. This is an area where irrigation c an play a critical role. Modern, efficient irrigation systems can substantially increase crop yields, resulting in improved livelihoods, reduced risk associated with drought, efficient use of limited water resources, and greater food production. This report is the third in a series of market briefs produced jointly by the IFC and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It is targeted primarily at private sector investors and companies interested in expanding investment in irrigation in West and Sub-Saharan Africa, with particular focus on modern irrigation technologies, but may be of wider interest to all stakeholders engaged in irrigation development in the country. The report assesses the current state of the irrigation market in Senegal, recent performance, and opportunities for future growth.
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    Ethiopia: Irrigation Market Breif 2015
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    Modern, efficient irrigation systems can substantially increase crop yields, resulting in improved livelihoods, reduced risk associated with drought, efficient use of limited water resources, and greater food production. This report is the third in a series of market briefs produced jointly by the IFC and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It is targeted primarily at private sector investors and companies interested in expanding investment in irrigation in Sub-Sah aran Africa, with particular focus on modern irrigation technologies, but may be of wider interest to all stakeholders engaged in irrigation development in the country. The report assesses the current state of the irrigation market in Ethiopia, recent performance, and opportunities for future growth.
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    Demand for products of irrigated agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa 2006
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    If irrigated production is to make a significant contribution to food security and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), it will have to be re-structured across the region as a whole. This is the main conclusion of a study undertaken by FAO to analyse the drivers of demand for irrigated production in SSA. Steeply rising commercial food import bills for staple crops across SSA are indicative of the level of demand that is not being met from domestic production. The increase in area und er equipped/spate irrigation for the whole of Africa over the last ten years amounts to 1.27 million ha, which is equal to about 127 000 ha per year. This rate of growth has proved too low to have an impact on food import bills and buffer regional food security. However, within subregional trading groups there is scope for consolidation of market supply. Some key conclusions emerge: first, matching the structure of the irrigated subsector to the structure of demand is essential; second, it w ill be necessary to realize the value of the existing asset base where supply chains, storage and processing can be concentrated to address specific, well identified markets; third, prior to new public expenditure or the encouragement of private investment, the full implications of price impacts must be taken into account; and, finally, the costs of supplying into specific crop markets will need to be assessed. With these provisions in mind and the political and institutional constraints not withstanding, irrigated production opportunities in SSA could be realized where natural resources and markets coincide, but only through a great deal more attention to costs of production, price formation, effective water allocation mechanisms, economically efficient water use and strong, responsive institutions.

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