The impact of irrigation on nutrition, health, and gender: A review paper with insights for Africa south of the Sahara
AbstractThe 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series IFPRI discussion papers with number 1259.
Date of creation: 2013
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Irrigation; Nutrition; Health; Gender; Women; Water resources; Environmental impacts; Water use.;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2013-04-27 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2013-04-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2013-04-27 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-DEV-2013-04-27 (Development)
- NEP-ENV-2013-04-27 (Environmental Economics)
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