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World Bank Aims to Double Irrigated Land in Sahel

The World Bank says it wants to double the amount of irrigated land in Africa's Sahel region in the next five years.  Experts say that could make a huge difference for both farmers and herders.  The Sahel has been trapped in a downward spiral of recurrent food crises and deepening poverty over the past decade. Agriculture and economic experts say irrigation could play a big role in turning it all around. “As you know, most agriculture in the Sahel is rain-fed agriculture and ...

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