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. Why is groundwater so under-tapped?
International Water Resources Association. 2018. Sustainable groundwater development for improved livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Routledge. 4p.
- International Water Resources Association