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Irrigation and drainage

Evolution of irrigation development

In 2012, the area equipped for irrigation was estimated at 1 000 ha, which is about 8 percent of the cultivated area (Table 5). The main irrigated crops are vegetables and citrus.

Women and irrigation

Women in Bahamas used to work only in subsistence agriculture that provided a small income for the family. In the last years, these women are entering the field at a number of different activities. Many of the younger women are highly educated and a lot of women are in research and development. They take on a range of roles from farmer, marketing manager to the complete business woman. They use different types of irrigation and injector systems to increase productivity (The Bahamas Weekly, 2015).


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