Smallholder Shallow Groundwater Irrigation Development in the Upper East Region of Ghana

Abstract

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?

Citation

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

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