IWMI Working Paper – 142

Typology of Irrigation Systems in Ghana.


Namara, R. E.; Horowitz, L.; Kolavalli, S.; Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G.; Dawuni, B. N.; Barry, B.; Giordano, M. 2010. Typology of irrigation systems in Ghana. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute. 35p. (IWMI Working Paper 142). [doi:10.5337/2011.200].


Interest in African irrigation investment is growing. However, irrigation is not a monolithic concept, and the opportunities and risks can vary substantially by approach. To help provide an understanding of the variation, this paper builds on previous work to provide a detailed typology of irrigation systems as currently used in Ghana.

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