Water and Agriculture in the Nile Basin | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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December 2000
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FAODOCREP:df724544-9a35-42bf-aee2-54362787d0e8
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69
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This paper discusses – at the sub-basin level – the regional differences and comparative advantages for agricultural development and water resources utilization in the Nile Basin. It looks at options for development, projected in the regional context, and the importance of agricultural water use for social and food security in the different parts of the basin. Agricultural information derived from country data is aggregated into the sub-basins of the Nile, which are classified in this paper as the Southern Nile (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), Eastern Nile (Eritrea and Ethiopia) and Lower Nile (Egypt and the Sudan). Figure 1 shows the administrative boundaries of the riparian countries, and also the hydrological sub-basins of the Nile River.

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Land and Water Division Deputy Directory-General Natural Resources
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