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The impact of irrigation on nutrition, health, and gender: A review paper with insights for Africa south of the Sahara

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  • Domenech, Laia
  • Ringler, Claudia

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The hypothesis underlying this review paper is that how irrigation gets deployed in SSA will be decisive not only for environmental sustainability (such as deciding remaining forest cover in the region) and poverty reduction, but also for health, nutrition, and gender outcomes in the region. The focus of this paper is on the health, nutrition, and gender linkage.

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series IFPRI discussion papers with number 1259.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifprid:1259

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Keywords: Irrigation; Nutrition; Health; Gender; Women; Water resources; Environmental impacts; Water use.;

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  1. You, Liangzhi & Ringler, Claudia & Wood-Sichra, Ulrike & Robertson, Richard & Wood, Stanley & Zhu, Tingju & Nelson, Gerald & Guo, Zhe & Sun, Yan, 2011. "What is the irrigation potential for Africa? A combined biophysical and socioeconomic approach," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(6), pages 770-782.
  2. von Braun, Joachim & Puetz, Detlev & Webb, Patrick, 1989. "Irrigation technology and commercialization of rice in the Gambia: effects on income and nutrition," Research reports 75, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  3. Srinivasan, Jeena T. & Reddy, V. Ratna, 2009. "Impact of irrigation water quality on human health: A case study in India," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(11), pages 2800-2807, September.
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