Solar-powered drip irrigation enhances food security in the Sudano-Sahel.

  title={Solar-powered drip irrigation enhances food security in the Sudano-Sahel.},
  author={Jennifer Burney and Lennart Woltering and Marshall Burke and Rosamond L Naylor and Dov Pasternak},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={107 5},
Meeting the food needs of Africa's growing population over the next half-century will require technologies that significantly improve rural livelihoods at minimal environmental cost. These technologies will likely be distinct from those of the Green Revolution, which had relatively little impact in sub-Saharan Africa; consequently, few such interventions have been rigorously evaluated. This paper analyzes solar-powered drip irrigation as a strategy for enhancing food security in the rural… CONTINUE READING

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