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Transforming failing smallholder irrigation schemes in Africa: a theory of change

Pittock, Jamie; Bjornlund, Henning; van Rooyen, Andre


Drawing on the results of the Transforming Irrigation in Southern Africa project, we assess positive transitions in smallholder irrigation schemes. The project's theory of change is evaluated. Soil monitoring tools and agricultural innovation platforms were introduced in five irrigation schemes in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The synergies between these interventions increased both crop yields and profitability. This empowered farmers, improved equity, and accelerated social learning and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Water Resources Development
DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2020.1819776
Access Rights: Open Access


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