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Financial Services for Developing Small-Scale Irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jan 01, 2008 | J. Grimm, M. Richter | The World Bank, GTZ, ARD
This note argues that Irrigation should not be treated as an isolated technical issue, but should be firmly anchored in water and agriculture policy and in integrated rural development plans. Small-scale irrigation can increase agricultural productivity and production, thus contributing to economic growth and increased well-being in rural areas: effectively tailoring financial services and products to support irrigation in different settings and among different client groups will be essential to success.