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Lift Irrigation in West Africa: Challenges for Sustainable Local Management

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Purkey, D. R.; Vermillion, Douglas L.
Date: 1995
Agency: International Irrigation Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: IIMI Working Paper, no. 33
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4922
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Africa
Subject(s): irrigation
community participation
water management
indigenous institutions
indigenous knowledge
Abstract: "This working paper provides an overview of the status, contexts and types of lift irrigation technologies and uses in West Africa. Brief case study descriptions provide insights into local interactions between physio-technical, environmental and agro-economic aspects of managing lift irrigation in the region. Research and development priorities are suggested."

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