Project Profile

Research in Africa

Impact of irrigation poverty and the environment

Duration : January 1, 2004 - June 30, 2008
(Extended to December 31, 2008)

This project quantified the significant positive and negative impacts of irrigation development, generated information that can be used to improve the performance of irrigated agriculture and enhanced its positive benefits while minimizing its negative externalities, which helped future irrigation investments and filled the gaps in knowledge about the total impact of irrigation development on the economy, society and environment, and developed methodological guidelines for assessing the impact of irrigation investment.

Location(s): Ethiopia
Project Contact: Awulachew, Seleshi
Donor(s): Government of Austria
Project Outputs: View Document