Irrigation in Africa has not developed to the same extent as in Asia. The special features of Africa for developing and managing irrigation projects, the present status and future potential of both rainfed and irrigated agriculture in 50 African countries, and the main problems facing Africa in the area of irrigation are analysed.
By Asit K. Biswas, 1986. Article published in Land Use Policy, Volume 3, Number 4, pages 269-285. DOI: 10.1016/0264-8377(86)90024-4