Future development of smallholder irrigation in southern Africa will depend on improved returns to investment in irrigation. Subsidy is likely to decrease. It is therefore important that the users of irrigation have the capacity to make profits and to improve livelihoods by choosing the systems best suited to their situations. Women are key actors in irrigation in the region but their needs have not been considered closely in design, nor have they been included among participants in decision-making.
\"Group-based Irrigation Schemes in Zimbabwe\", provides an account of the gender issues common to small-scale irrigation development, taking into consideration the different management scenarios found on the schemes studied.
HR Wallingford, UK. 90 pp.
Gender sensitive irrigation design (part 2): group based irrigation schemes in Zimbabwe