Irrigation by country
The Global Map of Irrigation Areas includes sub-national irrigation statistics for most countries. The target year for the statistics is the year 2006 and refers for most countries to areas equipped for irrigation. The spatial resolution of the map is 5 minutes. The information listed per country is a compilation from the information per country as published earlier in different documents. A description on how the map is generated is provided in methodology section. The section with the assessment of the quality of the map includes indicators per region and per country.
For a summary of the documentation by country please use the dropdown menus below. The countries have been listed alphabetically for the world and by continent. Sub-national data can be downloaded as a PDF or an Excel file. These files also contain information on the source of water for irrigation: surface water, groundwater and non-conventional water. Data for all countries in one file is accessible through the article on Groundwater use for irrigation - a global inventory.
The map is constantly under development and will be updated as soon as new information will become available. You can help to improve the map by sending your comments to the Developing Team. We are especially interested in obtaining national maps of irrigated areas and in irrigation statistics per sub-national units.
The documentation of earlier versions of the map can be found on the history section.
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