Sustainable groundwater development for improved livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa
Groundwater offers great potential for irrigation in most Sub-Saharan African countries, according to a policy brief from the International Water Resources Association.
At least 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa source their domestic water supply from groundwater. Yet this often abundant resource only accounts for around 20% of total irrigation. More widespread irrigation could help reduce rural poverty, improve food security and counter droughts.