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Institutional innovation and smart water management technologies in small-scale irrigation schemes in southern Africa

Bjornlund, Henning; van Rooyen, Andre; Pittock, James; Parry, Karen; Moyo, Martin; Mdemu, Makarius; de Sousa, Wilson


This paper reports on the introduction of SWM technology, soil moisture and nutrient monitoring tools, alongside Agricultural Innovation Platforms (AIP) in three small-scale irrigation schemes in southern Africa. Quantitative and qualitative data are presented on the changes and benefits that have resulted, including increased yield and profitability. The findings emphasize that information prior and subsequent to adoption is needed, and the importance of understanding and enhancing the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Water International


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