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Analysis of the productive systems in the Anambé irrigation scheme (Niandouba and Confluent dams, Senegal)

Analyse des systèmes de production du périmètre irrigué de l'Anambé (barrages de Niandouba et Confluent, Sénégal)
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Frédéric Bazin

The development of irrigation is one of the priority strategies in the Sahel countries to tackle poverty and food insecurity. At a time when governments are once again committing to increase irrigable areas, it seemed relevant to analyze, in line with the ECOWAS guidelines, the results achieved in large irrigated schemes developed in the 1980s and 1990s to draw lessons for future developments.

In partnership with the SODAGRI, the Global Water Initiative launched a study in 2015 to assess farmers' incomes and compare them with family needs (food security and poverty thresholds). This study, which is also carried out regionally on dams in Burkina Faso and Mali, seeks to understand to what extent and under what conditions the irrigated scheme of Anambé can reduce poverty and food insecurity. It was carried out in close collaboration with the SODAGRI and producer organisations.

Launched in early 2015, this study ran into some delays and could only be completed at the very end of the project (September 2017). Unlike the studies carried out in Bagré (Burkina Faso) and Sélingué (Mali), the final result of this study could therefore neither be presented and validated to local stakeholders nor during a national workshop. Nevertheless, this report does incorporate and/or respond to SODAGRI's written comments.


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September 2017

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