This dataset supplements the text of the report, "Irrigation in Africa in figures: AQUASTAT Survey - 2005" which can be
downloaded at the website listed below. The report resembled the previous report "Irrigation in Africa in figures" (FAO,
1995), which allows comparison with the earlier data. The interest of this new survey lies both in the updating of data
and in the trends in the last ten years.
The dataset contains values by country name (CNTRY_NAME) for the following classes, Regional Division of Africa (REG_DIV),
Internal renewable water resources in cubic kilometres/year (INT_RWR), Water managed areas in hectares (WAT_MAN_AR), Annual
water withdrawal per inhabitant in meters cubed (WDRL_CAP), Annual water withdrawal as a percentage of internal renewable
water resources (WATER_WDRL), Irrigation in hectares (IRRIGATION), Irrigation as a percentage of cultivated area (IRRI_CULTA).