Contribution of irrigation to sustaining rural livelihoods: Bangladesh case study.

Angood, C. (2004) Contribution of irrigation to sustaining rural livelihoods: Bangladesh case study. Project Report. HR Wallingford Ltd.

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Abstract

Overall, it can be concluded that irrigation development in Bangladesh has been an effective tool for poverty reduction, increasing cropping intensity, grain production, household incomes, waged labour employment and livelihood diversification. It has also provided a major stimulus to the off-farm economy in surrounding areas. The Bangladesh study confirms the conclusion of the Nepal case study (Angood et al 2003), that irrigation is most effective as part of a package of measures to support and vitalize the rural economy, of which agriculture is the backbone. Investment in irrigated agriculture provides strong support to the rural community. Investments in other developments, such as roads, schools and healthcare can strengthen impacts, but are complements to a flourishing agricultural sector.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Water > General
Divisions: Water
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:46
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/503

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