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Specialisation or diversification? Divergent perspectives on rice farming in three large dam-irrigated areas in the Sahel

Specialisation or diversification? Divergent perspectives on rice farming in three large dam-irrigated areas in the Sahel
Document language: 
English

Author(s): 
Bara Guèye

This report is based on the main lessons and recommendations from three case studies analysing the strategies, aspirations and constraints of the various types of farmers living around the dams of Bagré (Burkina Faso), Sélingué (Mali) and Niandouba/Confluent (Senegal). The research, initiated by the Global Water Initiative (GWI) and funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, aims to contribute to ongoing national and regional discussions on the policies and programmes needed to improve rice cultivation in dam-irrigated perimeters and to support farmers’ livelihoods.

Date: 
June 2014

Publisher: 
GWI West Africa