Project Details

Transforming smallholder irrigation into profitable and self-sustaining systems in Southern Africa (LWR/2016/137)

Duration: 01/Aug/2017 - 15/Jun/2021

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa / Mozambique / Zimbabwe

Project contact: Dr Andre F van Rooyen (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-Australia

CGIAR Research Program: Water Land and Ecosystems

The project builds on FSC/2013/006, to test a specific combination of technical methods and engagement approaches to increase irrigation water productivity and profitability in African smallholder irrigation schemes. The project intends to focus on expanding the use of simple tools and AIPs for enhancing farmer-self-learning, enhanced governance and market access rather than directly addressing construction or renewal of irrigation infrastructure as a means to increase irrigation productivity.

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