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.
\"Gender Considerations Relating to Treadle Pump Adoption - Experiences from Zambia\", provides an overview of the situation of individual families who invest in treadle pumps and the impact on workloads, productivity and incomes.
HR Wallingford, UK. 83 pp.