Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What’s needed next

Jun 16 2021


In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production. Water was diverted from the Niger River through a canal system to enable irrigation on over one million hectares of fertile land. Eventually covering over 100,000 hectares, this project […]



Source: Sub-Sahara Farmers Journal