Groundwater in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for food security and livelihoods

Published on 24 April 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2009 | End Date: 31 December 2011


In support of assessing the availability and sustainability of groundwater resources in sub-saharan African countries and, where appropriate, developing these resources to provide greater food security and enhance agricultural development.

Groundwater is vastly underdeveloped across SSA and there exist large untapped reserves that can contribute significantly towards offsetting the effects of CC and MDGs. Development of groundwater requires key policy and technical constraints that first need to be identified and addressed.  This study seeks to address the key challenges and plug some of the major gaps.

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