Handbook for Scaling Irrigation Systems
The demand for more efficient use of land and water resources to enable farmers to produce food using
climate-resilient processes continues to grow in the face of a growing global population and the impacts of
climate change and other shocks such as COVID-19. Although irrigation has been widely promoted as important
for productivity and resilience, it has not been sufficiently expanded. For example, more than 90 percent of
arable land in Sub-Saharan Africa is still rainfed, which prevents farmers from optimizing their productivity
and incomes. Large, well-established irrigation projects developed by public institutions and select private
sector projects play an important role in providing access to irrigation, but they are insufficient to meet need.
In parallel, farmers have been developing effective small-scale irrigation (SSI) options that include a range of
technologies, financing methods, and operating models. This handbook discusses how to use these solutions
to improve peoples’ livelihoods and increase crop productivity.
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