This research was conducted as part of the “Shallow Groundwater Irrigation in the White Volta Basin” project (PN 65) of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF).
The study uses a survey that was carried out amongst 420 farmers to
provide insights into the following questions:
- What is the nature and extent of agricultural use of shallow
groundwater in the Upper East region?
- What are the economic and socioeconomic impacts of shallow groundwater
irrigation as practiced in the study locations?
- What are the prospects, constraints and opportunities for further
expansion of shallow groundwater irrigation?
Namara, R.E.; Awuni, J.A.; Barry,B.; Giordano, M.; Hope, L.; Owusu, E.S.; Forkuor, G. Smallholder shallow groundwater irrigation development in the upper east region of Ghana. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2011) 40 pp. [DOI: 10.5337/2011.214] IWMI Research Report 143
Smallholder Shallow Groundwater Irrigation Development in the Upper East Region of Ghana