Regassa E. Namara, Leah Horowitz, Ben Nyamadi, Boubacar Barry
This study was initiated to develop an understanding of irrigation in the country, including the geographical distribution of various types of irrigation taking place, the nature and economics of crops under irrigated agriculture, the potential for development of various types of irrigation, and the key limitations to such development.
The study was seeking answers to the following pertinent questions:
- Besides the known public schemes, what other types of irrigation systems are there in the country? Where are they developed most and for what purpose are they used?
- What are the opportunities and constraints of the various irrigation typologies?
- How profitable are the irrigated agricultural production systems in Ghana?
- What policy conclusions or recommendations may be made to strengthen the irrigated agricultural sector?