, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 233–242 | Cite as

Water for food production in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Biswas Asit K. 


Water control is an essential requirement if food and energy crises in Africa are to be resolved on a sustainable basis. The paper reviews the problems and prospects associated with the expansion of irrigation in Africa, where experiences with large and medium scale water management have been of comparatively recent origin. The present status of water development and management issues are approached carefully and cautiously, they can make an important and lasting contribution to the resolution of Africa's food crisis.


Water Management Environmental Management Present Status Food Production Essential Requirement 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Biswas Asit K. 
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  1. 1.International Society for Ecological ModellingOxfordEngland

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