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Adapting irrigation to climate change (AICCA)

Climate change represents a challenge for rural people in West and Central Africa, hence adapting small-scale irrigation to climate change is a priority for their future. Africa is becoming highly vulnerable to climate change, as it will impact both the demand and the availability of water for agriculture, affecting the proportion of people suffering from insecure access to water. Smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change.             Read more...

On the ground

Gambia
Gambia has an untapped potential in water resources that could be used to enhance food production. River Gambia is the main source of surface water in the country. Read more...

Côte d’Ivoire
Côte d’Ivoire has a great irrigation potential distributed in inland valley bottom, the great plains and coastal marshlands. Read more...

Mali
Mali has considerable potential of irrigation and the development of irrigated agriculture is considered as one of the main lines of action to increase food security and secure incomes. Read more...

Niger
Niger has focused on the development of small scale irrigation to produce vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, sweet pepper, maize and out-of-season wheat, which has a real development potential. Read more...