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Irrigation Investment Briefs - 13 Collected Papers

Occasional Paper N. 4 - February 1997











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    Modernizing irrigation systems in Central Asia could increase the productivity of the irrigation sector to meet growing food and export demand, while also improving farmers’ livelihoods. It could ensure greater irrigation efficiency and crop productivity amid growing water scarcity in the region and deliver cost-effective and reliable irrigation services to farmers. In addition, modernized systems could contribute to national development objectives such as climate resilient economic growth, food security and poverty reduction. This publication, geared to policy-makers, sector managers and technical experts, draws on the findings of a study carried out by an FAO team through the World Bank’s regional assistance programme “Exposure and Practical In-Roads to Modernizing Irrigation in Central Asia”. It is part of the Directions in Investment series under the FAO Investment Centre's Knowledge for Investment (K4I) programme.
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    The Carbon Balance of the World Bank-financed Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation (LWH) Project of the Government of Rwanda: Application of the EX-Ante Carbon-balance tool (EX-ACT)
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    Agriculture can play an important role in climate change mitigation while contributing to increased food security and reductions in rural poverty. The Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) can estimate the mitigation potential of rural development projects generated from changes in farming systems and land use. The study presents and discusses the EX-ACT analysis performed on the World Bankfinanced Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation Project of the Government of Rwanda. Estim ates of the impact of project activities on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration demonstrate that the implementation of the LWH project will provide additional environmental benefits by helping to mitigate climate change. Thus it reflects possible synergies between mitigation and rural development goals through a watershed approach.
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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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