Invisible irrigators: how small-scale Tanzanian farmers are making a difference

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Release date: 24/1/2017

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Despite increased efforts to expand irrigation in Tanzania, the country is still well below its declared target of one million hectares of irrigated land. Or is it?

New research reveals that official statistics often don’t include irrigation set up and run by individual farmers. This would appear to be good news, but very little is known about this under-the-radar irrigation. The big question for policymakers now is how to respond.

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TitleInvisible irrigators: how small-scale Tanzanian farmers are making a difference
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/01/17
DescriptionDespite increased efforts to expand irrigation in Tanzania, the country is still well below its declared target of one million hectares of irrigated land. Or is it?

New research reveals that official statistics often don’t include irrigation set up and run by individual farmers. This would appear to be good news, but very little is known about this under-the-radar irrigation. The big question for policymakers now is how to respond.
Producer/AuthorPhil Woodhouse
URLhttps://theconversation.com/invisible-irrigators-how-small-scale-tanzanian-farmers-are-making-a-difference-71567
PersonsPhilip Woodhouse

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