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This report presents the results of research on the livelihoods of small farmers. The study was conducted with the participation of rice producers based on the irrigated areas around the Selingué dam in Mali. It is part of the activities undertaken by the Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa which aims to define through its research evidence the options for improving the lives of smallholders farming downstream of large dams.