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Blue gold and its challenges: water stress in Africa

Farolfi S., Jamin J.Y.. 2016. In : Pesche Denis (ed.), Losch Bruno (ed.), Imbernon Jacques (ed.). A new emerging rural world - an overview of rural change in Africa. Montpellier : Cirad, Nepad, p. 46-47.

There are many challenges related to water in Africa: providing safe drinking water for all; developing food production without depleting water resources; and implementing water and energy-saving irrigation techniques, among others. These challenges can only be met by mobilising human, financial and technical resources in order to make the necessary investments and to maintain them overtime. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : eau d'irrigation; eau potable; irrigation; population rurale; utilisation de l'eau; ressource en eau; gestion des eaux; afrique

Thématique : Ressources en eau et leur gestion; Irrigation; Population rurale

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