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Publication | 6 February 2019

Water-Wise: Smart Irrigation Strategies for Africa

Global Food and Nutrition Security

The Water-Wise: Smart Irrigation Strategies for Africa report reviews traditional and new, innovative small-scale and large-scale irrigation approaches and technologies that have been implemented in Africa, followed by an analysis of the experiences of six African countries - Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Niger and South Africa that have been particularly innovative and successful in terms of their institutional and policy design for irrigation. The report draws some key lessons and offers nine recommendations for actions by African governments and the private sector. It examines the role of political leadership, institutional arrangements and policy and program innovation in shaping the outcomes in individual countries.