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Journal Articles & Books
December 2014
Niger
Nigeria
Zambia
Brazil
Cambodia
India
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Central America
South America
Reports & Research
December 2010
Niger
Nigeria
Western Africa

This paper applies the principles of water-use accounts, developed in the first of the

series, to the Niger River basin in West Africa. The Niger Basin covers 10 countries, and

rises in the highlands of southern Guinea near the border with Sierra Leone just 240

km inland from the Atlantic Ocean, but there are substantial downstream tributaries

from Cameroon and Nigeria. A unique feature is the inland delta which forms where its

gradient suddenly decreases.

Net runoff is about 12% of total precipitation. Grassland is the most extensive

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012
Ghana
Burkina Faso
Niger
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

Strategies for increasing the development and use of groundwater for agriculture over much of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are urgently needed. Expansion of small-scale groundwater irrigation offers an attractive option to smallholder farmers to overcome unreliable wet-season rainfall and enhance dry-season production.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012
Ghana
Burkina Faso
Niger
Western Africa

Strategies for increasing the development and use of groundwater for agriculture over much of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are urgently needed. Expansion of small-scale groundwater irrigation offers an attractive option to smallholder farmers to overcome unreliable wet-season rainfall and enhance dry-season production.

Reports & Research
July 2009
Colombia
India
Laos
Niger
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Southern Africa
South America

The CPWF-supported project ‘Models for implementing multiple-use water supply

systems for enhanced land and water productivity, rural livelihoods and gender equity’

(‘CPWF-MUS’) innovated, tested, and documented homestead-scale and communityscale

models for Multiple Use water Services in 30 rural and peri-urban sites in 8

countries: the Andes (Bolivia and Colombia), Indus-Ganges (India, Nepal), Limpopo

(South Africa and Zimbabwe), Mekong (Thailand) and Nile (Ethiopia). Learning alliances

Journal Articles & Books
December 2014
Senegal
Mauritania
Mali
Burkina Faso
Algeria
Niger
Nigeria
Chad
Sudan
South Sudan
Eritrea
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Ethiopia
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle Africa
Eastern Africa
Northern Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa

In Africa, where most agriculture is rainfed, crop growth is limited by water availability. Rainfall variability during a growing season generally translates into variability in crop production. While the seasonality of rainfall in the drier rangelands can play a significant role in productivity, rain-use efficiency (RUE)—the amount of biomass produced (in kilograms of dry matter per hectare) per millimeter of rainfall—also drives production.

Reports & Research
December 1994
Niger
Africa
Western Africa

This research was undertaken as a Ph.D. dissertation (Stanford University) in conjunction with the ILCA programme in Niamey, Niger. The objective of the research was similar to that of the World Bank studies: to test how land tenure affects land-improving investment, agricultural productivity and resource management. The standard hypothesis is that land tenure that is non-exclusive insecure or non-transferable will lead to under-investment and depressed factor mobility.

Reports & Research
December 1994
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Chad
Gambia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Western Africa